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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: Retire unused modules?
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2008 05:42:38 GMT

On Jan 23, 2008, at 1:02 PM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

> On Jan 23, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>> I think we have some modules that are no longer used by anyone and  
>> the developer has given up on them, and was wondering if we should  
>> retire them?  Off the top of my head this is where we stand:
>> Keep:
>> xbean-classloader - Geronimo and others
>> xbean-finder - OpenEJB
>> xbean-naming - Geronimo
>> xbean-reflect - Geronimo and OpenEJB
>> xbean-spring - Lots of users
>> xbean-telnet - I think Blevins is still work in progress
>> xbean-classpath - Looks like useful stuff
>> Retire:
>> xbean-jaxb - we don't even build this
>> xbean-osgi - I gave up on this
>> xbean-kernel - I think Service Mix moved to OSGi and I gave up on  
>> developing a long time ago
>> xbean-server - I gave up on this
>> xbean-tiger - Contains a single class MBeanServerFactoryBean, which  
>> I don't think is used
>> What do you think?  Also, how do you think we should retire them?   
>> I'm thinking we just delete the modules, and if someone wants them  
>> back, we can just cp the directory revision to a new location.
> I would move what we hope someone else to pick up into the sandbox.   
> Everything else can get trashed.

I don't have hopes for any of the proposed retirees, so they'd all  
fall into the "everything else" bucket for me.

I had a module at one point, xbean-oxm, that I hacked on for a bit  
then eventually trashed.  If I need it, I know where to get it :)


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