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From Tamás Cservenák <ta...@cservenak.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Retire Maven OSGi
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:18:03 GMT
+1

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:17 PM Robert Scholte <rfscholte@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The Apache Maven project consist of about 90 (sub)projects. Due to the
> small number of volunteers and the huge amount of code to maintain we're
> missing enough space to make real progress on all these projects,
> including our ambitious ideas for the next major version(s) of Maven
> itself.
> To be able to gain more focus we need to criticize the current
> subprojects
> and decide if it is worth maintaining.
>
> https://maven.apache.org/shared/maven-osgi/ describes the main purpose
> in
> one line: Library for Maven-OSGi integration.
> There have been only 2 releases: 0.1.0 in July 2007 and 0.2.0 in December
> 2007 and just one open issue by Stuart McCulloch regarding an unclosed jar.
> It is unclear to me if this library is still used. The library is based
> on
> just 3 files: interface, default implementation and dedicated exception.
> Either the library is complete or never used anymore. In both cases I see
> no real reason to maintain it.
>
> I therefore propose that we retire the maven-osgi library.
>
> I don't think it makes sense to do a final release. Instead we should
> update the documentation and freeze the codebase.
>
> The process for retiring a plugin is described here:
> https://maven.apache.org/developers/retirement-plan-plugins.html
> [https://maven.apache.org/developers/retirement-plan-plugins.html]
>
> The vote is open for 72 hours.
> [ ] +1 Yes, it's about time
> [ ] -1 No, because...
>
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