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- From: Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:20:41 -0700
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We are coming up (within about 5 weeks or so) a decision about whether
ECF will participate in the Neon Simultaneous Release. I wanted to
begin a public discussion about whether ECF can/will participate this year.
What I would like to do would be to have as our overarching themes two
1) Improving/Upgrading our Build/Continuous Integration/Releng System.
There have been a number of consumer requests to distribute ECF Remote
Services/RSA (in particular) as Maven repos, and perhaps even via Maven
Central. Of course we already do this for our own bundles, but we
currently can't do this for our Equinox dependencies (at minimum 4
bundles). We also would probably move to Java8-based builds, and deal
with the inevitable complications. And then there is the usual work for
the Simultaneous Release, assuming that we participate.
2) Updating our Existing Providers and Delivering Additional
Providers. The Zookeeper discovery provider needs to be updated (I've
already heard from consumers that are getting conflicts between our
relatively old Zookeeper impl vs. more recent ones used by other
libraries) . We also have a number of new distribution providers
available via our github site that would be nice to build and deploy
. Several of these (e.g. CXF, Jersey) have a fairly complex set of
dependencies, and so that all has to be figured out.
I'm sure others would like to see other things, and I welcome
suggestions and other thoughts.
However, it seems unlikely to me that I will personally be able to do
all of the work associated with the above on my own dime/without
support, and so that implies some amount of by-in/commitment from either
existing ECF committers and/or contributors, or new committers and/or
So I would like to begin a public discussion on this. Are there other
things that people have in mind for ECF? What commitments can existing
committers/contributors make. Are there new folks that would like to
get directly involved and become committers?