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From Sergey Beryozkin <>
Subject When to move JAX-RS Client implementation to the new module
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:01:48 GMT

I've opened CXF-4696 [1] to get the client implementation moved out of 
jax-rs frontend to its own module: to get the main module smaller, to 
let users avoid downloading extra baggage when no client code is 
utilized and in preparation for implementing JAX-RS 2.0 API (though I'm 
keen on keeping supporting WebClient API, with Proxy API having no 
challenge from 2.0 API :-))

I thought I'd wait till CXF 2.8.0-SNAPSHOT but then started changing my 
mind, the reason is that CXF 2.7.x users can expect minor dependency 
changes during the lifetime of CXF 2.7.x anyway, for example, 
jsr339-api-m10 dep will get replaced soon enough by jsr339-api-m13 - 
this for the most parts will be limited just to it, to the dependency 

Moving the client code to its own module will affect 2.7.x users exactly 
the same way, at some point, say, when migrating to CXF 2.7.2, they will 
need to add a new dependency but only if they also work with the client API.

IMHO this is can be simpler, as opposed to having CXF 2.7.x and 2.8.x 
jaxrs frontends still depending till some point of time on the not 
finalized 2.0 API but having the client api located in different modules...

Cheers, Sergey


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