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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: Repackaging of cxf-api to remove Spring dependencies
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:12:07 GMT

Just about every jar that has any level of significantly configurable functionality in CXF
has some classes in it that depend on spring.   jaxws, jaxrs, http, ws-security, ws-policy,
etc….    I certainly would NOT want to just about double the number of jars/modules we have
to deal with to pull spring out of everything and into separate jars.   

That said, spring should be completely optional.  If the spring jars are not there, CXF should
be able to detect that and work fine without it (minus all the xml configuration and the JMS

With 3.0, it’s even a bit more complicated as API is gone and merged with cxf-rt-core into
just cxf-core.    Would definitely need to play more to figure out what spring stuff could
even be pulled out there successfully.


On Apr 30, 2014, at 3:57 PM, Mandy Warren <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am working on a new transport which will look very much like
> LocalTransport but use JNDI to register the destinations. The idea is that
> this will allow for war-war comms on a single thread with only a very
> minimal set of jars on the system classpath.
> I've successfully prototyped this and run the initial code past Andrei, I
> am now trying to productionise it so I can get this groups feedback as to
> whether it could be a useful addition to CXF.
> One thing which my solution requires is for the Spring dependencies in
> cxf-api to be moved into their own jar. This way, all I require on the
> shared classpath is the cut down cxf-api and not all the Spring libraries.
> I was wondering whether you would consider this repackaging as an option
> for a future release? There are only a very small amount of classes which
> would need to be moved, namely those in
> cxf/api/src/main/java/org/apache/cxf/configuration/spring
> Many thanks
> Mandy
> <>

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