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From Willem jiang <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Rename "Simple Frontend" --> "No-Annotation Frontend"?
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:43:56 GMT

I don't think it is a good idea to just rename it in the wiki page as we still to provide
a reference link for the people who want to search for the Simple Frontend.  I don't think
current CXF kit doesn't provide this kind of document. People has to us the wiki for looking
up the document, we should not prevent user to search "Simple Frontend".
So I'm -1 for this proposal.

I think we could explain about the "Simple Frontend" in the 5 min tutorial, and add a entry
in FAQ to tell people it is not Simple when you use the "Simple Frontend".   

I think it could be easy for us to rename the "Simple Frontend" in CXF 3.0 if we really want
to do it. As we could create CXFDOC3 for people to use.

My 2 cents. 

Willem Jiang

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On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 4:31 AM, Glen Mazza wrote:

> Team, I'd like to rename our Simple Front End
> ( in
> our Confluence docs.
> The problem with naming it "simple" is that it (1) falsely implies to
> newcomers that JAX-WS is difficult and something nasty to be avoided, and
> (2) its "simple" name encourages newcomers to use it. Further, what might
> be simple for the first twenty minutes of development may not actually be
> simple for the next six months of maintainance, and on that basis a fair
> argument could be made that the JAX-WS frontend is really the "simple" one.
> Accordingly, I'd like to rename it the "No-Annotation Frontend" (I'm open to
> other ideas), because that's precisely what it is while being neutral about
> the other front end options (i.e., it's not good to have a frontend called
> "the intelligent frontend" or "the well-designed frontend" as it just makes
> the others look bad that way), and it also does not unduly encourage people
> to use it over the default JAX-WS front end. 
> This will just be a Confluence search and replace (only a few pages). I'll
> keep the "simple"-named Schema as well as the -simple wsdl2java tooling
> option (just explaining it's for the no-Annotation front end in the
> docs)--while I *could* change those it would raise backward compatibility
> headaches for what is increasingly a seldom-used front end, so I don't think
> its worth the effort.
> Glen
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