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From Hadrian Zbarcea <>
Subject Re: Where to start?
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:27:11 GMT
Hi Martin, Olivier,

I had good experience with jooq [1][2] which is not jpa and is imho 
easier to use. It's also ALv2, maybe something to consider?



On 09/18/2016 08:13 PM, Olivier Lamy wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> Where to start is always a good question :-)
> Regarding JPA it concerns only redback-core part as we do not use anymore
> database in archiva core.
> IMHO this one can be fun to implement (remember we cannot use library such
> hibernate because GPL but jpa has many other implementation even @ apache
> :-) )
> Otherwise have a look at issues scheduled for 2.2.2
> Olivier
> On 17 September 2016 at 22:56, Martin Stockhammer <>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I looked at the JIRA tickets and think many of the are obsolete because
>> they
>> are very old or for different versions.
>> I'm willing to help but currently do not know where to start. I'm currently
>> trying to understand the codebase, but I'm a bit lost. I do not really know
>> which parts are more historic , which important. If some of you know some
>> specific issues that should be fixed and may be fixed without changing the
>> complete codebase, please tell me or better give me the JIRA link.
>> Or if there are some major tasks that are needed to bring the project
>> forward,
>> tell me.
>> Olivier mentioned switching the persistence library to JPA is one thing
>> that
>> may be tried, because of some JDK incompatibilities with the current
>> implementation. I will look at this, but it would be helpful, if someone
>> can
>> give some hints what components may be involved in such a change.
>> I would like to keep the product stable working and I'm more interested in
>> fixing bugs and improving the usability. I think major changes that break
>> the
>> build and does not produce a running product for a long time will be fatal
>> for
>> the project.
>> Another question: The project page shows a lot of committers, are there
>> any of
>> them still active or is this list more like a gallery of ancestral
>> committers?
>> And who keeps the automatic build running?
>> Greetings
>> Martin

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