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From Andriy Redko <>
Subject Re: New Java 9 master
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:19:27 GMT
Hey Sergey,

Do we have a goal to support Java 9 modules (aka Jigsaw) for
the new master branch? Or we just looking to benefit from the
latest changes in stardand library (as you mentioned, Flow & Co,
collections are also a good example)? Is our current master JDK9
compatible actually (haven't seen successfull builds from ?

Best Regards,
    Andriy Redko

SB> It's pretty simple really. It's about having a new impetus for the CXF 
SB> development.

SB> Without a Java 9 only master CXF will be about fixing the bugs only. 
SB> JAX-WS is done long time ago, next version of JAX-RS will take N amount 
SB> of time to materialize.

SB> Java 9 with its Flow class will let CXF do new work around Reactive 
SB> support. It will have new features that only work with Java 9 and may 
SB> give new ideas for the contributions.

SB> 3.2.x is at the start of its life-cycle and will have a couple of years 
SB> at least for it to retire, giving Java 8 support.

SB> 3.1.x has probably 6 months or so left in it, and after it's gone we 
SB> will have 3.2.x and 4.0.x or whatever new version is preferred.

SB> Sergey
SB> On 16/11/17 08:15, Dennis Kieselhorst wrote:
>> On 2017-11-16 07:27, Christian Schneider <> wrote:
>>> I dont think we can already predict when users move to Java 9.
>>> So creating a Java 9 only branch at this time means we have to maintain two
>>> main branches over a long time.
>>> What is the rationale behind a Java 9 only branch compared to being Java 9
>>> and Java 8 compatible on master?
>> I also don't see a good reason to do that at the moment. Let's release the XJC plugin
and users should be able to use CXF with Java 9 or am I missing something?
>> Cheers
>> Dennis

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