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From Deepal jayasinghe <deep...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Time to Call it a Day?
Date Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:40:24 GMT
Hi Ravi,

The best option is pick few JIRA issues and start sending patches.

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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