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From Tim Bain <tb...@alumni.duke.edu>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Confusion surrounding the ActiveMQ project roadmap
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:59:56 GMT
I'm also curious about who gets to make the decision about what the future
direction is for the project. Nominally it's probably "the community", but
that's rather abstract, so I'd like to know what the process is by which
the decision will be made and who gets to provide what inputs into the
decision.

Tim

On Nov 15, 2017 5:50 AM, "Justin Bertram" <jbertram@apache.org> wrote:

A few recent interactions with confused users has caused me some concern
about the clarity, or lack thereof, regarding the future of ActiveMQ.  In
short, I think users don't really understand where ActiveMQ is going in the
future so they don't know which broker to use for new projects or if they
should start the migration process for existing installations.  In general
I think it's extremely helpful for users to understand where a project is
headed as it instills confidence and consolidates effort.

There's been talk of ActiveMQ's "next generation" for awhile now.  However,
when you Google for "ActiveMQ next generation" [1] the first result is for
Apollo, a project that has been "unofficially" declared dead [2].  The
second result is for the Artemis migration guide, and the third result is
for a mostly blank page about "ActiveMQ6" [3].

This is clearly a confusing message for the community and whether you're a
die-hard fan of 5.x, sad that Apollo's dead, or excited about Artemis I
hope we can agree that clarifying the future of ActiveMQ is important and
necessary.

In short, I think we really need a project road-map.  Will effort be put
into 5.x to address some of its short-comings so it can become a legitimate
6.x?  If not, will Artemis become ActiveMQ 6?  Are there other options
here?  Once consensus is reached here we should define related timelines.

After that we can turn to the website which needs a face-lift plus updates
to reflect our road-map.


Justin

[1] https://www.google.com/search?q=activemq+next+generation
[2] http://activemq.apache.org/new-features-in-60.html
[3] http://activemq.apache.org/activemq6

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