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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: Split out transaction
Date Wed, 13 Dec 2006 04:27:56 GMT

On Dec 12, 2006, at 8:07 PM, Kevan Miller wrote:

> On Dec 12, 2006, at 9:14 PM, David Blevins wrote:
>> I monitor a bunch of lists and it looks like the Geronimo  
>> transaction library is getting pretty popular.  Looks like Ofbiz,  
>> ODE, and Tuscany are now using it.  That's in addition to  
>> ServiceMix, ActiveMQ, and of course OpenEJB.
>> Interesting thing is that their all using it standalone via the  
>> stuff.
>> What is stopping us from splitting this out?
>> I say we just leave the gbeans where they are, rename the module  
>> to geronimo-transaction-gbeans, then move the rest of the code  
>> out, make a new pom and mark any deps still required with  
>> '<scope>provided'.
>> Then we cut a release of it that both 1.2beta and 2.0m1 can use
> Beyond your note, what's motivating us to split it out? ;-)

That not enough? ;-)

> Certainly makes sense to provide a module which is not dependent on  
> GBeans (one day we'll get rid of them altogether...). That seems to  
> be the important part of any splitting. This can occur with or  
> without moving transactions to be separately releasable...
> I certainly wouldn't advocate doing anything like this so close to  
> a release or two...

See my response to Matt.


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