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From Dan Diephouse <>
Subject Re: is it possible to include the eclipse plugin in the cxf kits?
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2006 03:05:50 GMT
So you're proposing we ship a drop in plugin for the STP project in the 
distribution kit? Could we make it a separate download? It could even be 
a sub project of sorts. Or, might create a bundled version of STP+CXF 
ourselves? Or might we have it as an eclipse plugin that can be 
downloaded for our update site?

- Dan

Oisin Hurley wrote:

> Daniel Kulp wrote:
>> If the STP project had something we can ship so the kits would have a 
>> completely usable set of eclipse tooling, then I'd be quite OK with 
>> including this and the STP stuff together in the kits.   
> You need to explain what you mean by 'completely usable set'
> - we're always looking for suggestions and feedback for scenarios
> on stp-dev.
> I doubt you want to include the entire STP and dependencies in
> your kits, unless you would enjoy making the cxf kits about
> oooh 250MB :)  However, the JAX-WS supporting stuff from
> the development side, i.e. the annotations framework, automatic
> code generation and incremental build, is relatively small -
> once you get into WSDL editing and deployment to Tomcat, etc
> you need to start picking up more material.
>> Thus, give us something useful to ship that provides value to the 
>> users.  :-)
> You have to remember that the JAX-WS dev support and deployment
> is only a small piece of the STP goals - there are 4 other
> subprojects in there that are the same size or larger. We're
> working with cxf as the exemplar runtime for JAX-WS development
> and deployment, but the thing is designed to run with any other
> JAX-WS runtime, and will be developed to include other runtimes.
> There is actually a case that you could make that the
> cxf exemplar extensions should actually be shipped by cxf and
> not by STP at all, since it isn't scalable for the project to
> supply extension instances for all the runtimes it will need
> to support.
>   --oh

Dan Diephouse
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