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From Jason Pell <>
Subject Re: Planning for Java8 trunk
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:30:00 GMT
>From a purely selfish point of view, I hope that 2.7 end of life is
announced well in advance, as a lot of customers will have to migrate to

On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 4:20 AM, Sergey Beryozkin <>

> Hi All,
> We've had a brief chat with Dan earlier about the possibility of
> introducing a Java 8 trunk after it was announced JAX-RS 2.1 API would be
> Java 8 based.
> I'd like to justify here why IMHO this would be a very good thing for CXF:
> - Java 8 is recognized to have a lot of new language features that can
> help with significantly enhancing the capabilities of a given project.
> Functional programming, security related enhancements, etc, etc. IMHO
> opening a Java 8 trunk would help us 're-invigorate' the CXF source (all
> frontends) with respect to the asynchronous, security-related and other
> processing and will likely lead to the introduction of the new features we
> can not even think of now. It will also excite the CXF community at large.
> - JAX-RS 2.1 requires Java8. JAX-RS 2.1 started its work in December 2014
> and I do expect Jersey and RestEasy teams publishing the snapshots more or
> less in sync with the ongoing API updates. Many users do want to play with
> the latest and greatest API asap. Besides, implementing iteratively would
> make it easier for us to deal with the other commitments we may have.
> We have 3.1.0 and 3.0.x but there are no major differences between them
> from a feature point of view except that 3.1.0 is Java 7 based (with some
> related improvements).
> So I believe it would be good to have a Java 8 trunk. The major question
> is when. But I hope it can be opened by the end of this year or possibly
> even a bit earlier.
> IMHO the following may make sense:
> Open it in the end of life for 2.7.x and either 3.1.0 or 3.1.1 releases.
> 2.7.x is nearly 2.7.15 now and I guess there will be 3 or so 2.7.x
> releases afterwards max.
> If 2.7.x can be 'closed' and '3.1.0' released at the same time then IMHO
> it can just make sense to branch 3.1.x at that point and open a Java 8 CXF
> 4.0 trunk. Otherwise do it after 2.7.x is closed and 3.1.1 is released.
> Thoughts are welcome
> Thanks, Sergey

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