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From Deepal jayasinghe <deep...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Time to Call it a Day?
Date Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:29:20 GMT
Another big item would be to reduce time it takes for Axis2 build. May 
be we can move some modules out or find a better way to build.

Deepal
> There is another area where help would be welcome. I did some work
> recently to make the build succeed on Java 7, and I know that it works
> on Mac OS X (because I use that OS) and Linux (because the build works
> on Jenkins). On the other hand, Deepal reported that he had/has
> problems building on Windows. A build having platform (and Java
> version) dependent issues is obviously bad. Personally, I no longer
> have access to Windows machines (and I'm not really motivated to get
> one running in the cloud somewhere...). So one useful contribution
> would be to test the build on various platforms and Java versions and
> help debugging issues identified.
>
> Andreas
>
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 6:50 PM, Hiranya Jayathilaka
> <hiranya911@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Andun, Ravi and Asanka,
>>
>> Thank you very much for your show of support for Axis2 and Synapse projects.
>> Please subscribe to the Axis2 mailing list if you already haven't and start
>> working on some issues. I'm sure Deepal would be happy to point out some of
>> the most important ones that need fixing immediately.
>>
>> I will also try to find some time over the next couple of weeks and help
>> expedite the Axis2 release.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Hiranya
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:11 AM, Deepal jayasinghe <deepalk@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> As I mentioned in one of the previous email, the best way to contribute at
>>> this point is pick few JIRAs and send patches. Once you send around three
>>> patches we will make you a committer.
>>>
>>> Deepal
>>>
>>> Hi Hiranya/Deepal,
>>>
>>> I've also been working with synapse and axis2 in the past two or so years
>>> and have some familiarity with the code base so I too would like to
>>> contribute.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ravi
>>>
>>> On 28 June 2015 at 11:06, Hiranya Jayathilaka <hiranya911@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I'm opening this up for dev@ in the hope of getting some more feedback.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Hiranya
>>>>
>>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>>>
>>>> From: Hiranya Jayathilaka <hiranya911@gmail.com>
>>>> Subject: Time to Call it a Day?
>>>> Date: June 10, 2015 12:08:33 AM PDT
>>>> To: "private@synapse.apache.org" <private@synapse.apache.org>
>>>>
>>>> [THIS AN INITIAL REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ONLY. NOT A VOTE.]
>>>>
>>>> Hi Folks,
>>>>
>>>> It doesn't look like there's any active development happening in Synapse
>>>> anymore. Here's a quick run down of our track record over the last few
>>>> years:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> No. of commits in 2015: 2
>>>> No. of commits in 2014: 10
>>>> Last committer vote: December 2013
>>>> Last release: January 2012 (v2.1)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Needless to say these are not the signs of a healthy open source project.
>>>> Additionally, we have very little traffic on our mailing lists, and our
>>>> efforts to do a release have been impeded by a number of factors (committers
>>>> having difficulty finding time, slow release cycles of Axis2 and other
>>>> dependencies etc.).
>>>>
>>>> Deepal is trying really hard to get an Axis2 release out the door, but
>>>> despite his best efforts that release is also being delayed due to lack of
>>>> time and manpower.
>>>>
>>>> Given this status, I'm beginning to wonder whether it's time to close
>>>> down the shop, and move the project into Attic. What do you think?
>>>>
>>>> In my PERSONAL opinion, both Axis2 and Synapse have had a great run, and
>>>> now it's time for them to gracefully retire. From the lack of mailing list
>>>> and development activity, it looks like there's not much interest in these
>>>> technologies any more. At least not to the point, where new releases are
>>>> required -- existing users might still need patches and routine maintenance
>>>> to already released code. The problems these projects attempt to solve (SOAP
>>>> services and enterprise integration), have been well studied, researched
and
>>>> solved over the last 15 years. Many powerful and mature solutions exist
>>>> (some of which are based on Axis2 and Synapse), but there doesn't seem to
be
>>>> any interest towards further developing these core platforms. The industry
>>>> focus has shifted to other matters.
>>>>
>>>> However, that's just my personal view point. If the community at large
>>>> believes otherwise, then we need to take a few corrective measures. Some
of
>>>> us need to join the Axis2 release effort, and expedite that release cycle.
>>>> There's an open invitation from the Axis2 PMC, and I'm sure they will be
>>>> happy to grant us commit access if any of us are willing to join. Then we
>>>> need to get the Synapse release process underway, and start thinking about
>>>> the future development prospects for the Synapse project.
>>>>
>>>> Let me know what you think.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Hiranya
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hiranya Jayathilaka
>>>> Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;
>>>> Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB;  http://cs.ucsb.edu
>>>> E-mail: hiranya@cs.ucsb.edu;  Mobile: +1 (805) 895-7443
>>>> Blog: http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hiranya Jayathilaka
>>>> Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;
>>>> Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB;  http://cs.ucsb.edu
>>>> E-mail: hiranya@cs.ucsb.edu;  Mobile: +1 (805) 895-7443
>>>> Blog: http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Hiranya Jayathilaka
>> Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;
>> Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB;  http://cs.ucsb.edu
>> E-mail: hiranya@cs.ucsb.edu;  Mobile: +1 (805) 895-7443
>> Blog: http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com
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