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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Make Yoko core orb a Yoko subproject.
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 14:52:16 GMT

david jencks

On Dec 6, 2007, at 6:43 AM, Rick McGuire wrote:

> 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.
> Rick
> 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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