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From Andreas Veithen <andreas.veit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is Axis (not Axis2) still being developed?
Date Wed, 18 May 2011 22:03:44 GMT
On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 13:53, Martin Gainty <mgainty@hotmail.com> wrote:
> main concern are the majority of sample projects and client folders still
> use ant.

Since the samples are not released as Maven artifacts, they don't need
to be mavenized. They could continue using Ant.

> we should think about refactoring wsdl2java to creating a pom.xml along with
> build.xml

I don't like the word "refactoring" in the context of a maintenance release...

> to solve persistent "wrong version" errors that seem to plague axis even to
> this day.
>
> yes we *should* continue to support Axis1 as the installed base of RPC
> services have a larger installed base than current implementations of Axis2.

As usual, in the absence of hard statistical data, one can make any
claim one wants to make ;-)

> Martin
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>> Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 11:04:34 +0200
>> From: Simon.Frettloeh@EXXETA.de
>> To: java-user@axis.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: Is Axis (not Axis2) still being developed?
>>
>> Hi Andreas,
>>
>> first of all, thank you for your answer.
>>
>> Am 16.05.2011 21:40, schrieb Andreas Veithen:
>> >> I'm wondering whether Axis (not Axis2) is still being developed.
>> >
>> > No. Since a picture says more than a thousand words:
>> >
>> >
>> > http://svnsearch.org/svnsearch/repos/ASF/search?path=%2Fwebservices%2Faxis%2Ftrunk%2Fjava
>>
>> Thats no surprise, I was just wondering because of the lack of some
>> official statement on e.g. http://ws.apache.org/axis/
>>
>> > There are no official plans to do a bug fix release of Axis. We even
>> > had discussions to "attic" Axis 1 completely.
>> >
>> > That being said, I'm facing a similar issue than you. At work, we have
>> > a couple of applications that still use Axis 1 and they are all
>> > affected by the class loader leak described in AXIS-2674. I think
>> > nobody would object to doing a maintenance release, as long as there a
>> > volunteers to handle it. The problem is that it is non trivial to do
>> > that:
>> >
>> > 1. The build and release system is antiquated and probably no longer
>> > conforms to the ASF guidelines. I guess that one would have to migrate
>> > it to Maven 2, which is probably not that difficult (and almost
>> > certainly easier than upgrading some obscure Ant scripts) but would
>> > require some reshuffling of the directory structure.
>>
>> So I understand it correctly: To do a maintenance release of an ASF
>> project it needs to be updated to the current version of the ASF
>> guidelines. Thus, it's not sufficient to simply correct the specific
>> parts in the code and run the existing Ant build script to create the
>> binaries.
>>
>> > 3. I think that the 1.4 release was not properly tagged in SVN. One
>> > would first have to locate the branch and revision from which the
>> > release was created in order to have a well defined base line for a
>> > maintenance release.
>>
>> That sure is a problem. Also see another comment regarding subversion
>> below.
>>
>> > Probably the most realistic option is to create a branch from the 1.4
>> > release (after locating the correct revision), mavenize that branch
>> > and abandon the current trunk (after recovering some selected
>> > changes), i.e. all "development" would happen on that branch, knowing
>> > that there will never be an Axis 1.5 release from the trunk.
>>
>> Thats IMHO to much work for a) a some small number of bugs and b) in the
>> meanwhile outdated project.
>>
>> > Are you willing to help with this?
>>
>> For the time being I am not able to make a statement to this.
>>
>> >> Sourcecode access as proposed in http://axis.apache.org/axis/cvs.html
>> >> does
>> >> not work anymore. I cannot upgrade to Axis2, because I am restricted to
>> >> JDK
>> >> 1.4.
>> >
>> > The source code was moved when we graduated to an Apache top level
>> > project, and is now here:
>> >
>> > http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/axis/axis1/java/trunk/
>>
>> And if I see this correctly all SVN history was dropped which in fact
>> makes it harder to retrieve version 1.4.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Simon
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