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From Martin Gainty <>
Subject RE: Time to Call it a Day?
Date Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:50:10 GMT
faster buildtimes and reduce your wall-time performance I would suggest building/running JDK

i dont know the Microsoft solution for making builds faster
Maybe there is a internal Microsoft OS for devs that allows configurable options for max-heap
or stack
since Deepal works for them maybe you can look into this Deepal?


Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 22:37:01 -0400
Subject: Re: Time to Call it a Day?

Hi Deepal,
I will look into this. 


On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:29 PM, Deepal jayasinghe <> wrote:
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.


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.


On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 6:50 PM, Hiranya Jayathilaka

<> 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.



On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:11 AM, Deepal jayasinghe <> 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.


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




On 28 June 2015 at 11:06, Hiranya Jayathilaka <>


I'm opening this up for dev@ in the hope of getting some more feedback.



Begin forwarded message:

From: Hiranya Jayathilaka <>

Subject: Time to Call it a Day?

Date: June 10, 2015 12:08:33 AM PDT

To: "" <>


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


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.




Hiranya Jayathilaka

Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;

Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB;

E-mail:;  Mobile: +1 (805) 895-7443



Hiranya Jayathilaka

Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;

Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB;

E-mail:;  Mobile: +1 (805) 895-7443



Hiranya Jayathilaka

Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;

Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB;

E-mail:;  Mobile: +1 (805) 895-7443



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