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From Rick McGuire <>
Subject [VOTE] Make Yoko core orb a Yoko subproject.
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 14:43:31 GMT
The discussion thread has been out there long enough for comment, and 
those who have responded appear positive about the prospect.  I think 
it's time to put this to a vote.  The full proposal from Matt Hogstrom 
is attached at the end, but the basic proposal we're voting on 
implementing in Geronimo is:

1)  Accept the Yoko core modules (corba spec, corba core implemenation, 
rmi spec and rmi implementation) as a subproject of Geronimo.
2)  The Yoko subproject will be maintained as a stand-alone component so 
it can be used by Harmony as well as Geronimo.
3)  Lars Kuhn, Alexey Petrenko, and Darren Middleman be invited to join 
the Geronimo project as commiters so that they may continue contributing 
to the Yoko ORB.

This is a single vote on the entire proposal (accepting the code and 
inviting the commiters).

[ ] +1 Implement the Yoko ORB subproject in Geronimo as proposed above.
[ ] 0 No opinion
[ ] -1 Do not implement the Yoko subproject as proposed. 

Only PMC member's votes are binding, but we invite anybody in the 
community to speak up and vote on this.

Since the vote runs over the weekend, I'll conclude it at 10::00 Eastern 
time on Monday.


Matt's full proposal presented to the Yoko project:

The members of project yoko have been considering the future of Yoko as 
a project.  There have been several milestones delivered and the project 
is used by other ASF projects.   The project is not as active as other 
ASF projects and it makes sense to move the code from Yoko to other 
projects.  The Yoko team has the following proposal for your consideration.

Proposed Code Donation from Project Yoko to Apache CXF and Apache Geronimo

The Yoko community has been successful in delivering several milestones 
of the ORB implementation while in the Apache Incubator.  These 
milestones are used by other Apache projects (namely Geronimo and 
Harmony) to support their releases.  The WebServices bindings are 
dependent on CXF.  The Yoko community has decided that the Yoko project 
does not have quite the momentum to carry itself as an independent 
project but has sufficient value for other projects for them to consider 
receiving the code and committers for that code-base as sub-projects.  
Since the code under consideration is used by Apache Geronimo, Apache 
CXF and Apache Harmony the movement of the code should continue to allow 
for independent releases so the code can be easily shared with other 
dependent projects.

The proposed division is:

yoko-spec-corba - this is the org.omg interface classes.
rmi-spec - this is the javax.rmi spec implementation
core - This is the actual ORB implementation.
rmi-impl - This is the implementation of the RMIIIOP support.

These modules are also used by Harmony.

In addition to the code we propose that the following committers in 
Apache Yoko be accepted as committers in Apache Geronimo given their 
demonstration of delivering code, creating releases and functioning as a 
community.  Those noted with asterisks are already Geronimo committers.

Continued involvement with the core:

Rick McGuire *
David Jencks *
Alan Cabrera  *
Lars Kuhne
Alexey Petrenko
Darren Middleman

The remainder of the modules in Yoko are part of the webservices support 
and are independent of the underlying ORB implementation.

api -- interface classes used for the web services support.
bindings -- code to implement the CORBA-Web services bindings.
tools -- tools for generation WSDL and IDL for the bindings
maven-plugin -- some maven plugins that can use the tools for generating 
binding-related build artifacts.  None of the maven-plugin code is used 
by the ORB.

There is also a distribution directory with some sample applications.  
One set of samples demonstrates using the core ORB, the other set is for 
WebServices.  We recommend that the distribution directory should move 
to Apache CXF as the webservices examples use the orb samples to bind 
them as web services.  Since Apache Geronimo's only use of CORBA is for 
exporting EJBs, these samples are not particularly valuable for Geronimo.

The Yoko community did not have any committers that expressed an 
interest in continuing work on these bindings.  As such, only the code 
would be moving to apache CXF.

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