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From Jim Ma <>
Subject Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] Migrate Project Yoko from Incubator to Geronimo / CXF
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2007 01:46:30 GMT


Daniel Kulp wrote:
> This discussion has been open for a week now so I think we should go 
> ahead and call the vote.  
> Basically, we are voting on the CXF parts of the proposal of accepting 
> the WS binding and tooling from the Yoko project.
> Here is my +1
> Dan
> On Friday 30 November 2007, Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>> The members of project yoko have been considering the future of Yoko
>> as a project.  There have been several milestones delivered and the
>> project is used by other ASF projects.   The project is not as active
>> as other ASF projects and it makes sense to move the code from Yoko to
>> other projects.  The Yoko team has the following proposal for your
>> consideration.
>> Proposed Code Donation from Project Yoko to Apache CXF and Apache
>> Geronimo
>> The Yoko community has been successful in delivering several
>> milestones of the ORB implementation while in the Apache Incubator.
>> These milestones are used by other Apache projects (namely Geronimo
>> and Harmony) to support their releases.  The WebServices bindings are
>> dependent on CXF.  The Yoko community has decided that the Yoko
>> project does not have quite the momentum to carry itself as an
>> independent project but has sufficient value for other projects for
>> them to consider receiving the code and committers for that code-base
>> as sub-projects.  Since the code under consideration is used by Apache
>> Geronimo, Apache CXF and Apache Harmony the movement of the code
>> should continue to allow for independent releases so the code can be
>> easily shared with other dependent projects.
>> The proposed division is:
>> yoko-spec-corba - this is the org.omg interface classes.
>> rmi-spec - this is the javax.rmi spec implementation
>> core - This is the actual ORB implementation.
>> rmi-impl - This is the implementation of the RMIIIOP support.
>> These modules are also used by Harmony.
>> In addition to the code we propose that the following committers in
>> Apache Yoko be accepted as committers in Apache Geronimo given their
>> demonstration of delivering code, creating releases and functioning as
>> a community.  Those noted with asterisks are already Geronimo
>> committers.
>> Continued involvement with the core:
>> Rick McGuire *
>> David Jencks *
>> Alan Cabrera  *
>> Lars Kuhne
>> Alexey Petrenko
>> Darren Middleman
>> The remainder of the modules in Yoko are part of the webservices
>> support and are independent of the underlying ORB implementation.
>> api -- interface classes used for the web services support.
>> bindings -- code to implement the CORBA-Web services bindings.
>> tools -- tools for generation WSDL and IDL for the bindings
>> maven-plugin -- some maven plugins that can use the tools for
>> generating binding-related build artifacts.  None of the maven-plugin
>> code is used by the ORB.
>> There is also a distribution directory with some sample applications.
>> One set of samples demonstrates using the core ORB, the other set is
>> for WebServices.  We recommend that the distribution directory should
>> move to Apache CXF as the webservices examples use the orb samples to
>> bind them as web services.  Since Apache Geronimo's only use of CORBA
>> is for exporting EJBs, these samples are not particularly valuable for
>> Geronimo.
>> The Yoko community did not have any committers that expressed an
>> interest in continuing work on these bindings.  As such, only the code
>> would be moving to apache CXF.

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