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From Dennis Sosnoski <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] Moving Axis2 code base into JDK 1.5
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2008 06:28:15 GMT
 From my experiences working with companies moving to Axis2 I'd say 
about half are still using JDK 1.4. If they can't count on that support 
being maintained I think they're likely to reconsider adopting Axis2. 
Just having an archived 1.3 version of Axis2 won't be enough to convince 
them, unless they're already committed to moving to JDK 1.5 anyway.

It seems like bad timing to give up one of the major advantages of Axis2 
over the Glassfish code and such. So -0 from me.

  - Dennis

Dennis M. Sosnoski
SOA and Web Services in Java
Axis2 Training and Consulting -
Seattle, WA +1-425-939-0576 - Wellington, NZ +64-4-298-6117

Deepal Jayasinghe wrote:
> Hi all ,
> As you might remember few months back Glen asked the list about moving 
> to JDK 1.5 and I think we got very positive feedback. So I thought of 
> asking again and change the code to work with JDK 1.5 . The main 
> reason behind sending this mail is due the dependency we have for 
> annogen. As I can see that project is dead one and there is no 
> development happening so I do not think it is a good idea to depend on 
> such a project. In the meantime we have few issues with annogen as 
> well ,first  inner class problem (I have locally fixed that both in 
> Axis2 and Annogen will commit soon) , second is the final class 
> problem. I request a release from annogen after the changes that Dims 
> did , but we did not get any reply so far.
> We all know that we get better annotation support from JDK 1.5 so if 
> we move to JDK 1.5 we can get rid of the annogen dependency and we can 
> just use JDK for annotation processing.  Other problem is generic 
> support , if we move to JDK 1.5 we can have generic support in our 
> POJOs.  In addition to POJO we can get better concurrent support in 
> JDK 1.5 as well.
> So if we move to JDK 1.5 we can get better support , and I do not 
> think any advantage of staying in 1.4 . If some user want to use Axis2 
> in JDK 1.4 they can happily use Axis2 1.3 , which is very stable 
> version and working fine in 1.4 and 1.5.
> If any user or developers have any concern on moving to JDK 1.5 please 
> come forward and reply to this mail that will be very helpful for all 
> of us.
> Here is my +1 for moving to JDK 1.5 to and release Axis2 1.4 in JDK 1.5
> Thank you,
> Deepal
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