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From Deepal jayasinghe <deep...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Time to Call it a Day?
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:11:44 GMT
As I mentioned in one of the previous email, the best way to contribute 
at this point is pick few JIRAs and send patches. Once you send around 
three patches we will make you a committer.

Deepal
> Hi Hiranya/Deepal,
>
> I've also been working with synapse and axis2 in the past two or so 
> years and have some familiarity with the code base so I too would like 
> to contribute.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Ravi
>
> On 28 June 2015 at 11:06, Hiranya Jayathilaka <hiranya911@gmail.com 
> <mailto:hiranya911@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I'm opening this up for dev@ in the hope of getting some more
>     feedback.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Hiranya
>
>     Begin forwarded message:
>
>>     *From: *Hiranya Jayathilaka <hiranya911@gmail.com
>>     <mailto:hiranya911@gmail.com>>
>>     *Subject: **Time to Call it a Day?*
>>     *Date: *June 10, 2015 12:08:33 AM PDT
>>     *To: *"private@synapse.apache.org
>>     <mailto:private@synapse.apache.org>" <private@synapse.apache.org
>>     <mailto:private@synapse.apache.org>>
>>
>>     [THIS AN INITIAL REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ONLY. NOT A VOTE.]
>>
>>     Hi Folks,
>>
>>     It doesn't look like there's any active development happening in
>>     Synapse anymore. Here's a quick run down of our track record over
>>     the last few years:
>>
>>
>>       * No. of commits in 2015: 2
>>       * No. of commits in 2014: 10
>>       * Last committer vote: December 2013
>>       * Last release: January 2012 (v2.1)
>>
>>
>>     Needless to say these are not the signs of a healthy open source
>>     project. Additionally, we have very little traffic on our mailing
>>     lists, and our efforts to do a release have been impeded by a
>>     number of factors (committers having difficulty finding time,
>>     slow release cycles of Axis2 and other dependencies etc.).
>>
>>     Deepal is trying really hard to get an Axis2 release out the
>>     door, but despite his best efforts that release is also being
>>     delayed due to lack of time and manpower.
>>
>>     Given this status, I'm beginning to wonder whether it's time to
>>     close down the shop, and move the project into Attic. What do you
>>     think?
>>
>>     In my PERSONAL opinion, both Axis2 and Synapse have had a great
>>     run, and now it's time for them to gracefully retire. From the
>>     lack of mailing list and development activity, it looks like
>>     there's not much interest in these technologies any more. At
>>     least not to the point, where new releases are required --
>>     existing users might still need patches and routine maintenance
>>     to already released code. The problems these projects attempt to
>>     solve (SOAP services and enterprise integration), have been well
>>     studied, researched and solved over the last 15 years. Many
>>     powerful and mature solutions exist (some of which are based on
>>     Axis2 and Synapse), but there doesn't seem to be any interest
>>     towards further developing these core platforms. The industry
>>     focus has shifted to other matters.
>>
>>     However, that's just my personal view point. If the community at
>>     large believes otherwise, then we need to take a few corrective
>>     measures. Some of us need to join the Axis2 release effort, and
>>     expedite that release cycle. There's an open invitation from the
>>     Axis2 PMC, and I'm sure they will be happy to grant us commit
>>     access if any of us are willing to join. Then we need to get the
>>     Synapse release process underway, and start thinking about the
>>     future development prospects for the Synapse project.
>>
>>     Let me know what you think.
>>
>>     Thanks,
>>
>>     Hiranya
>>
>>
>>     -- 
>>     Hiranya Jayathilaka
>>     Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;
>>     Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB; http://cs.ucsb.edu
>>     <http://cs.ucsb.edu/>
>>     E-mail: hiranya@cs.ucsb.edu <mailto:hiranya@wso2.com>; Mobile: +1
>>     (805) 895-7443 <tel:%2B1%20%28805%29%20895-7443>
>>     Blog: http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com
>>     <http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com/>
>
>     --
>     Hiranya Jayathilaka
>     Mayhem Lab/RACE Lab;
>     Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB; http://cs.ucsb.edu
>     <http://cs.ucsb.edu/>
>     E-mail: hiranya@cs.ucsb.edu <mailto:hiranya@wso2.com>; Mobile: +1
>     (805) 895-7443 <tel:%2B1%20%28805%29%20895-7443>
>     Blog: http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com
>     <http://techfeast-hiranya.blogspot.com/>
>
>


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