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From Bruce Snyder <>
Subject Re: timing on need for JAX-WS and JAX-B support
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2006 20:23:28 GMT
On 2/13/06, David Blevins <> wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2006, at 11:45 AM, Bruce Snyder wrote:
> > On 2/13/06, David Blevins <> wrote:
> >> I could use jaxb support now.  I'd like to use it instead of castor
> >> or xmlbeans for marshalling deployment descriptors -- or rather with
> >> castor or xmlbeans if either of them implement jaxb.
> >>
> >> I didn't know Axis2 was going to implement jaxb.  Are the xmlbeans
> >> guys going to implement it too?
> >
> > A couple of weeks ago I began investigating what it will take for
> > Castor support the JAXB 2 API on top of the existing engine. It's
> > certainly doable with one issue being the ability to cover the entire
> > spec in a timely manner if I'm the only one working on it. There are
> > certainly other concerns, but that's the biggest one at the moment.
> >
> You guys already support fancy-pants mapping.  How soon do you think
> you could get that part into the 80% compliant range?

That's a good question. Having just started looking into this
recently, I don't have a handle on that yet. Part of the work involved
is getting through the 375 page spec ;-).

The other concern I have is how changes to support the JAXB spec will
affect the database side of Castor. I've been thinking that starting a
Castor 2 branch would be a good idea and do all of the work in there -
kinda like what David did with OpenEJB 2. It would also make it easier
to know that Castor 2 supports JAXB 2.

> That'd at least be enough to get started.

I agree - it's a good starting point.

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