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From "Venkat Reddy" <>
Subject Re: Extensions to Axis2/Java deployment engine
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:02:21 GMT
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 12:56 PM, David Illsley <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Deepal Jayasinghe <> wrote:
>>> Hi Deepal,
>>> I know decisions were made about various things before I was on the
>>> scene,
>> ;-)
>> And we did not know about OSGi when we design Axis2.
>>> but nothing is unchangable, and what Saminda is suggesting
>>> sounds really cool and useful.
>> I agree, but I do not like to change Axis2 fundamentals then are there ,
>> because over 50K download taking place per month due to fact that people out
>> there happy what Axis2 does now. So why worry of changing that.  Thats the
>> only worry I have. Just because OSGi is there and it is cool , we should not
>> change our code base to support those. As I mentioned I have no objection
>>  on implementing new AxisConfigurator based on OSGi and do what ever we want
>> , but I do not like changing the current core code base to support OSGi.
>> Because I do not see a value of doing that.
> OK, so I disagree with this position. Yes, we get lots of downloads,
> but those are of releases, and no-one is suggesting that big changes
> should go in just before a release. I don't believe we would release
> if something as fundamental as module deploy was broken - is there
> some approach we can come up with that allows further innovation in
> Axis2 without putting our release users at risk? What do you think?
> I personally think that OSGI is beyond just *cool* - It's the
> foundation for a number of Java web services hosting environments
> (including, but not limited to: Glassfish, SpringSource App Platform,
> WebSphere, JOnAS, and BEA) and so better integration with it will be a
> good thing.

I agree. Currently I'm evaluating Axis2.0 for embedding it in one of
our products which is built on equinox platform. If Axis2.0 features
are available as OSGi bundles, it would help Axis2.0 adaption in
future, I guess.

- venkat

> David
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