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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject [DISCUSS] api+rt-core -> core
Date Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:39:33 GMT

For 3.0, I'd like to combine both cxf-api and cxf-rt-core into a single jar/bundle.   I'd
likely just call it cxf-core, but I'm open to other suggestions (cxf-kernel?).

We originally tried to have a separate jar for "api" to make javadoc generation easier, but
it pretty much doesn't work.   Many of the classes (like the Service Factories and client
factories and JAX-RS client things and much much more) that you really would need are not
part of api and thus don't appear in the "api" javadoc anyway.   Thus, that reason is pointless
and not working.

API is also WAY WAY more than just "API" now.   There are interceptors, data binding things,
all kinds of concrete utility things, etc…   API is about 1MB whereas "core" is about 270K.
  Kind of shows where the real "core" stuff is.

As it is, right now, you cannot really have api without rt-core anyway.  By combining them,
we can get rid of some of the dynamic import things and such in OSGi (to find the Bus factory).
  One less jar to deal with as well.  The jaxrs basic sample would be down to cxf-core, cxf-transports-http,
cxf-rt-frontend-jaxrs, and the related 3rd party deps.  


Daniel Kulp -
Talend Community Coder -

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