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From Andrey Redko <>
Subject Re: Removing some old modules in 3.2.0-SNAPSHOT
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:27:09 GMT
Hey Sergey,

Great undertaking I think! From my side, I would put -1 to oauth module.
You are right, technically it is old spec but it is still
used widely (mostly because it is much simple to integrate comparing to
oauth2 f.e.).


Best Regards,
    Andriy Redko

On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Sergey Beryozkin <>

> Hi
> CXF module base continues to grow - a lot of modules is available, with
> some of these modules being obsolete and never used.
> I'd like to propose to drop some of these modules in 3.2.0-SNAPSHOT to
> make the builds faster, the workspaces smaller and new users less
> overwhelmed :-). Once we agree on the final list I can remove them but as
> soon as we have at least a single user requesting the module back we'll put
> it back in 3.2.1. But in meantime we should give this clean-up a try :-).
> The proposed list is below. Dan, others, please add -1 under any item you
> feel like worth keeping (but note we will put any removed module back in
> 3.2.1 or later whenever it is needed again):
> 1. rt/management-web
> I was the one who added it, it was based on a GSOC project and I do think
> it is a unique project (users can see logging events in Atom readers), Aki
> did some good work around it a couple of years back, but I haven't seen any
> user actually asking questions or trying to use it.
> Thus it should go. I'll be the 1st one who will put it back if someone
> will want to push it further.
> 2. rt/rs/security/oauth-parent/oauth
> This module supports Oauth1 and is also based on the GSOC project.
> Removing it might be a bit sensitive as some users did use it few years
> back. But OAuth1 is technically deprecated and Oauth2 is now widely
> deployed which is where we put a lot of effort into in CXF. I haven;t heard
> any queries about it for the last few years.
> 3. maven-plugin/archetypes: Maven JAXWS and JAXRS prototypes. Can they be
> really useful to anyone ? May be we can drop them and put back if needed.
> 4. integration/jca - I don't even remember what JCA means :-). I vaguely
> recall it was some old container spec ?
> 5. rt/bindings/object
> I think I recall Dan explaining awhile back it is a more advanced version
> of coloc but I don't think it has ever been used by CXF users ?
> 6. rt/databindings/jibx
>    I believe JIBX has not been maintained for many years now, if yes then
> lets let it go
> 7. systests/jibx
> 8. rt/databindings/sdo
>    I know it was added on request from one of our previous employers,
> which was awhile back. Not sure if we need to keep it though
> 9. rt/databindings/xmlbeans
>    Not sure if it is still needed. Looks like SOAP users do JAXB,
> occasionally - Aegis
> 10. services/wsn ?
> 11. rt/ws/eventing ?
> 12. rt/ws/mex ?
> This is it for now. Please provide the feedback, we can keep this thread
> open for few weeks for sure
> Thanks, Sergey
> 10.

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