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From Harshana Eranga Martin <harshan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Creating Eclipse Features and a p2 repository for Axis2 Eclipse plugins
Date Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:05:17 GMT
Hi Andreas,

On 5 February 2011 18:04, Andreas Veithen <andreas.veithen@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 09:44, Harshana Eranga Martin
> <harshana05@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > On 25 January 2011 13:16, Harshana Eranga Martin <harshana05@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> On 25 January 2011 12:01, Saminda Wijeratne <samindaw@wso2.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> There are no other such plugins available to do the same thing in a
> >>> generic manner. I got my eye on Tycho [1] which is a project that is
> >>> emerging to support maven builds for eclipse projects but it is still
> in the
> >>> incubation stage.
> >>
> >> Yes. It is the only thing that I also found, which can be used to
> replace
> >> Carbon p2 maven plugin. I'm currently looking at it to check whether it
> is
> >> suitable enough for this task.
> >
> > I had a good look at the Tycho. It seems to be capable of doing what we
> > need. However there is a serious problem with it. As this documentation
> (and
> > many other) [2]  says, Tycho requires Maven 3. But we are still using
> Maven
> > 2 and Maven 2 and Maven 3 are not completely compatible with each other.
> > Therefore this is more like a "No Go" for Tycho option IMO.
>
> Personally, I don't think that there is a hard requirement to keep the
> Axis2 build compatible with Maven 2. Of course, before making the
> switch, we need to make sure that our builds all run smoothly with
> Maven 3. The fact Hudson now supports Maven 3 already removes one big
> obstacle. Recently our Hudson builds got upgraded accidentally to
> Maven 3 and that revealed a couple of issues, but they should be
> solvable.
>

Noted. I will try to build the Axis2 with Maven3 first and get it fixed.
Then will try the tycho build for Eclipse plugins.

Thanks  and Regards,
Harshana

>
> Andreas
>
> > [2]. http://eclipse.org/tycho/download.php
> > Thanks and Regards,
> > Harshana
> >>
> >> Thanks and Regards,
> >> Harshana
> >>>
> >>> Saminda
> >>> 1. http://www.eclipse.org/tycho/
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 2:07 AM, Andreas Veithen
> >>> <andreas.veithen@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 13:08, Harshana Eranga Martin
> >>>> <harshana05@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> > Hi Andreas,
> >>>> >
> >>>> > On 23 January 2011 17:18, Andreas Veithen <
> andreas.veithen@gmail.com>
> >>>> > wrote:
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >> I don't see any issue with using this plugin, but I'm more
worried
> >>>> >> about using the WSO2 Maven repository. While preparing the
Rampart
> >>>> >> release we discovered that this repository contains artifacts
with
> >>>> >> the
> >>>> >> same groupId/artifactId/version as artifacts in Maven central,
but
> >>>> >> with different content [1]. This is a potential source for
build
> >>>> >> instabilities. For Rampart we solved that by removing the WSO2
> >>>> >> repository so that only artifacts from Maven central are used.
I
> >>>> >> think
> >>>> >> that right now, none of the Axis2 projects use the WSO2 repository.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Thanks for the explanation and I understand your concern here.
> >>>> > If we don't declare the WSO2 maven repository at the root pom level
> >>>> > and
> >>>> > declare it only at the relevant module/sub module level, will maven
> >>>> > still be
> >>>> > looking at WSO2 repository to resolve dependencies even outside
of
> >>>> > that
> >>>> > declared module/sub module? If not, there won't be any issues in
> using
> >>>> > it
> >>>> > since I have declared it only at the newly added sub module level
to
> >>>> > resolve
> >>>> > the Carbon p2 maven plugin.
> >>>> > Thanks and Regards,
> >>>> > Harshana
> >>>>
> >>>> The problem is that it is impossible to predict if it will break
> >>>> something and where the issue will surface. Yesterday I spent an hour
> >>>> debugging a failing unit test in CXF only to find out that the issue
> >>>> was caused by a pollution of my local Maven repository with an
> >>>> incorrect wsdl4j:wsdl4j:1.6.2 artifact from the WSO2 repository. There
> >>>> are a couple of examples [1] [2] of other repositories that caused
> >>>> very hard to debug issues with the Axis2 build, although they are much
> >>>> better managed than the WSO2 repository. In all these cases, we ended
> >>>> up removing them from the build.
> >>>>
> >>>> Are there no other plugins available from Maven central that have
> >>>> similar features?
> >>>>
> >>>> [1] http://markmail.org/thread/clyu2jp3iisv4kbo
> >>>> [2] http://markmail.org/thread/j6c3kw7fueihhjya
> >>>>
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >> Andreas
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >> [1] http://markmail.org/message/botp2pirxkvj7wap
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 10:50, Harshana Eranga Martin
> >>>> >> <harshana05@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> >> > Hi All,
> >>>> >> > I'm delighted to inform you that I've completed this task.
I need
> >>>> >> > to
> >>>> >> > clarify
> >>>> >> > few things before submitting the patch.
> >>>> >> > For this task, I used the Carbon p2 maven plugin [0] which
is
> >>>> >> > licensed
> >>>> >> > under
> >>>> >> > ASL 2.0 and publically available at WSO2 maven repository[1].
Is
> >>>> >> > there
> >>>> >> > any
> >>>> >> > issue using this maven plugin?
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >> > [0].
> http://wso2.org/svn/browse/wso2/branches/carbon/3.0.0/dependencies/carbon-p2-plugin/?pathrev=63544
> >>>> >> > [1].
> http://dist.wso2.org/maven2/org/wso2/maven/carbon-p2-plugin/
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >> > Thanks and Regads,
> >>>> >> > Harshana
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >> > On 21 January 2011 10:58, Harshana Eranga Martin
> >>>> >> > <harshana05@gmail.com>
> >>>> >> > wrote:
> >>>> >> >>
> >>>> >> >> Hi All,
> >>>> >> >> I will go forward and will do the needful. Meanwhile
I have
> >>>> >> >> created
> >>>> >> >> AXIS2-4937 [0] issue to track the progress of this
task.
> >>>> >> >> [0]. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-4937
> >>>> >> >> Thanks and Regards,
> >>>> >> >> Harshana
> >>>> >> >>
> >>>> >> >> On 20 January 2011 22:16, Saminda Wijeratne <samindaw@wso2.com>
> >>>> >> >> wrote:
> >>>> >> >>>
> >>>> >> >>> +1
> >>>> >> >>> Saminda
> >>>> >> >>>
> >>>> >> >>> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Harshana Eranga
Martin
> >>>> >> >>> <harshana05@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> >> >>>>
> >>>> >> >>>> Hi All,
> >>>> >> >>>> Currently there are 2 Eclipse plugins as Axis2
Codegen plugin
> >>>> >> >>>> and
> >>>> >> >>>> Axis2
> >>>> >> >>>> Service archive plugin under Axis2 tools and
at the moment
> these
> >>>> >> >>>> plugins are
> >>>> >> >>>> distributed as zip archives. Eclipse users
need to extract
> these
> >>>> >> >>>> zip archives and copy the jar files to the
plugins folder of
> >>>> >> >>>> their
> >>>> >> >>>> Eclipse
> >>>> >> >>>> installation.
> >>>> >> >>>> Disadvantage in this approach is, inability
to install the
> >>>> >> >>>> plugins if
> >>>> >> >>>> all the dependencies are not already contains
in the users'
> >>>> >> >>>> Eclipse
> >>>> >> >>>> installation. For example this[0] is caused
due to missing
> >>>> >> >>>> javax.activation
> >>>> >> >>>> and javax.xml.stream bundles/packages.
> >>>> >> >>>> As Andreas has explained in this [1] issue
to solve this
> >>>> >> >>>> problem, we
> >>>> >> >>>> have to create Eclipse Features for these
plugins so that the
> p2
> >>>> >> >>>> based Eclipse update manager can automatically
calculate and
> >>>> >> >>>> download
> >>>> >> >>>> the
> >>>> >> >>>> missing dependencies.
> >>>> >> >>>> So how about we create Eclipse Features and
a p2 repository
> for
> >>>> >> >>>> Axis2
> >>>> >> >>>> Eclipse plugins and distribute the Eclipse
plugins via p2
> >>>> >> >>>> repository.
> >>>> >> >>>> Devs,
> >>>> >> >>>> WDYT?
> >>>> >> >>>>
> >>>> >> >>>> [0]. http://markmail.org/message/bzkt6ylqcvqxznnn
> >>>> >> >>>> [1]. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2-4916
> >>>> >> >>>>
> >>>> >> >>>>
> >>>> >> >>>> Thanks and Regards,
> >>>> >> >>>> Harshana Martin
> >>>> >> >>>> --
> >>>> >> >>>> Harshana Eranga Martin
> >>>> >> >>>> Software Engineer,
> >>>> >> >>>> WSO2 Inc.
> >>>> >> >>>> Web: http://wso2.com
> >>>> >> >>>>            http://wso2.org
> >>>> >> >>>> ECF Committer: http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/
> >>>> >> >>>> Blog: http://harshana05.blogspot.com
> >>>> >> >>>> Profile: https://www.google.com/profiles/harshana05
> >>>> >> >>>
> >>>> >> >>
> >>>> >> >> --
> >>>> >> >> Harshana Eranga Martin
> >>>> >> >> Software Engineer,
> >>>> >> >> WSO2 Inc.
> >>>> >> >> Web: http://wso2.com
> >>>> >> >>            http://wso2.org
> >>>> >> >> ECF Committer: http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/
> >>>> >> >> Blog: http://harshana05.blogspot.com
> >>>> >> >> Profile: https://www.google.com/profiles/harshana05
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >> > --
> >>>> >> > Thanks and Regards,
> >>>> >> > Harshana Martin
> >>>> >> > --
> >>>> >> > Harshana Eranga Martin
> >>>> >> > Software Engineer,
> >>>> >> > WSO2 Inc.
> >>>> >> > Web: http://wso2.com
> >>>> >> >            http://wso2.org
> >>>> >> > ECF Committer: http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/
> >>>> >> > Blog: http://harshana05.blogspot.com
> >>>> >> > Profile: https://www.google.com/profiles/harshana05
> >>>> >> >
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >>
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> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> > --
> >>>> > Thanks and Regards,
> >>>> > Harshana Martin
> >>>> > --
> >>>> > Harshana Eranga Martin
> >>>> > Software Engineer,
> >>>> > WSO2 Inc.
> >>>> > Web: http://wso2.com
> >>>> >            http://wso2.org
> >>>> > ECF Committer: http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/
> >>>> > Blog: http://harshana05.blogspot.com
> >>>> > Profile: https://www.google.com/profiles/harshana05
> >>>> >
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> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Thanks and Regards,
> >> Harshana Martin
> >> --
> >> Harshana Eranga Martin
> >> Software Engineer,
> >> WSO2 Inc.
> >> Web: http://wso2.com
> >>            http://wso2.org
> >> ECF Committer: http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/
> >> Blog: http://harshana05.blogspot.com
> >> Profile: https://www.google.com/profiles/harshana05
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Thanks and Regards,
> > Harshana Martin
> > --
> > Harshana Eranga Martin
> > Software Engineer,
> > WSO2 Inc.
> > Web: http://wso2.com
> >            http://wso2.org
> > ECF Committer: http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/
> > Blog: http://harshana05.blogspot.com
> > Profile: https://www.google.com/profiles/harshana05
> >
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--
Harshana Eranga Martin
Software Engineer,
WSO2 Inc.
Web: http://wso2.com
           http://wso2.org

ECF Committer: http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/
Blog: http://harshana05.blogspot.com
Profile: https://www.google.com/profiles/harshana05

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