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RE: [wsvt-dev] what's the plan for wsvt?

Hi Lawrence,

Thanks a lot for quick response.

> d) Can you specify what you mean by "an independent toolkit'? 
Independent toolkit, I mean three thing: one is wsvt is independend from eclipse, which is almost there right now except those build environments like build.xml

the other is that wsvt plugins are independend from one another. Currently wsdl.validate plugin, to my knowledge, has dependence from wsi-test-tools plugin. there's no way to simply use my own wsi-test-tools installation rather than the bundled one. we should make wsi-test-tools.home and even its schema location configurable.

the last one is the conformance validation of xml, wsdl and wsi should be independend from one another. Right now you can NOT do wsi vadlition if you don't do wsdl first, and you can't do wsdl validation without validating xml first.

thanks again,
--Bo

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lawrence Mandel [mailto:lmandel@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 2:19 PM
> To: wsvt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [wsvt-dev] what's the plan for wsvt?
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> Hi Bo,
> 
> First off, glad to hear you're interested in the WSVT project 
> and thanks
> for posting your questions. Here are some answers.
> 
> a) WSVT is currently working towards 3 major goals.
>      1. Upgrading the WS-I test tools to support the WS-I 
> Basic Profile
> 1.1, SSBP 1.0 and the Attachments Profile 1.0. This is 
> ongoing work as the
> profiles have not yet been finalized.
>      2. Upgrading the WSDL validator to support WSDL 2.0. 
> This is also a
> work in progress as WSDL 2.0 is not final.
>      3. Enhancing the SOAP monitor to allow on the fly 
> message modification
> and replaying of messages. Really, taking this tool from a 
> monitoring tool
> to a diagnostic tool.
> If there are specific features you want or require please let 
> us know and
> we will see if and how they can be fit into the WSVT plan. (I see that
> you've opened a few defects/enhancements. Thanks! You're 
> welcome to provide
> us with a patch as well. We'll test it and if it's good we'll 
> commit it.)
> 
> b) WSVT is available for Eclipse. It will be ready for 
> Eclipse 3.0 when it
> ships.
>      WSVT will be used in the next version of IBM's WebSphere Studio.
>      WSDL validation is available as an Ant task.
>      WSDL and WS-I validation and SOAP message monitoring are 
> available as
> command line tasks.
> I'm not aware of other products using WSVT yet but I have 
> heard there is
> interest in using these tools.
> 
> c) I can't say why the traffic is low but we are continually 
> looking for
> ways to promote the project to increase interest. To all 
> reading, if you
> have questions/comments/concerns please post them. We won't know your
> thoughts on the WSVT tools unless you tell us.
> 
> d) Can you specify what you mean by "an independent toolkit'? 
> WSVT is an
> Eclipse project but we are interested in making it as 
> reusable as possible.
> All of the WSVT tools can be run from the command line.
> 
> We can schedule a time to speak on the phone. I would like to 
> keep general
> WSVT questions in the mailing list and newsgroup as much as 
> possible to
> keep everyone informed.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Lawrence
> 
> 
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> Folks,
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> It's kind of quiet here. After playing with wsvt a little bit, I think
> we've got a very good tool with a code base of quality here. 
> However it's
> still not product-ready yet. I've reported a few bugs and 
> some enhancement
> requests.
> 
> 
> I have a few general questions here:
> 
> 
> a) what's the plan for wsvt down the road, say, by the end of 
> this year?
> 
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> b) do we have any idea about who or which product is using wsvt?
> 
> 
> c) why is there such low traffic here? wsvt has been 
> mentioned a lot in
> wsdl community. Buzz is there but momentum has not been 
> generated yet, or
> at least not reflected here.
> 
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> d) is there any plan to make wsvt as an independent toolkit?
> 
> 
> we're in the process of evaluation wsvt, if decided to go 
> with it, we might
> be able to commit significant resource to this project. Is 
> there any way of
> discussing all these, say by concall or something?
> 
> 
> thanks in advance,
> --Bo
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