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From Bjorn Townsend <>
Subject Re: Towards an Axis 1.5 Release (Reprised)
Date Sat, 14 Apr 2007 02:29:09 GMT

That would be great. I'll ping you after May 1st to see if you're  
still available. In the meantime I'll work on writing unit tests for  
the existing fixes and such.


On Apr 12, 2007, at 11:39 PM  April 12, Venkat Reddy wrote:

> Bjorn,
> I have read your release plan for Axis 1.5. Very nicely done. I can
> help you in running TCK for SAAJ/JAXRPC and may be testing the code
> fixes also. Before you think this is good news, let me tell you I'm
> totally tied up until May 1st week, with my company's
> customer-interfacing conferences.
> But I really like your categorized list of much-needed fixes. There is
> no doubt that we have to take Axis 1.x to a stable end. I think it
> should be 1.5. Recently we tried migrating to Axis 2.0 in my project,
> but I would have preferred to use a more stable version of Axis 1.x
> instead. The could also be because i'm used to 1.x.
> Thanks
> Venkat
> On 4/13/07, Bjorn Townsend <> wrote:
>> All,
>> I sent out an email on March 30th soliciting responses to a proposed
>> release plan for an Axis 1.5 release.  I haven't gotten any responses
>> to it yet (though I did see Dims reference it in response to a user's
>> question the following week) so I thought I'd respectfully request
>> your thoughts on the matter once again.  Here's a link to the
>> proposed release plan once again:
>> Before work on Axis 1.5 can truly begin, we need to get the tests
>> working. Currently, the Axis 1.4 and Axis 1.x trunk test suites
>> cannot be run successfully. I've already put a little work into this,
>> and opened two new issues in the Axis JIRA to track the problems:
>> (Tests throw errors
>> when run from within an svn working directory) - NOTE: I've attached
>> a patch with a potential fix in JIRA for this one
>> (Tests depending on
>> the services hosted at cannot run)
>> Obviously the second problem is by far the greater one -- it's due to
>> the fact that the host is no longer
>> responding, so the services that the tests depended on cannot be
>> accessed.  I'm hoping to get some input on how best to solve this
>> problem, and have put forth the options as I see them in the JIRA
>> issue itself.  I plan to tackle the problem, but I'd really like to
>> get input on which way to proceed.
>> I'd also really like to get input on my release plan proposal.  Is
>> anyone else interested in working on Axis 1.5?
>> Thanks,
>> Bjorn
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