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From Deepal jayasinghe <>
Subject Re: Discussion - Moving Axis2/C and Axis1 to Attic
Date Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:33:34 GMT
What do we achieve from moving projects to archive ? we still need to 
keep reporting to the board ?.

Above all, do we think we have enough cycles to fix issues and make 

> I'm in favor of _archiving_ Axis1/C++ and Axis2/C. By archiving I mean
> doing the same as we did with inactive projects in Apache Web
> Services, i.e. moving them to an archive area inside the PMC's SVN
> tree. I think that's much easier than moving them to the Attic PMC.
> Regarding the Axis(/Java) 1.x branch, getting it ready for a release
> will require some work and that is not going to happen in the near
> future. However, I think that keeping the branch alive is useful for
> our users. The fact is that the original Axis 1.4 source distribution
> is no longer buildable because of problems with modern JDKs and unit
> tests that call external Web services that have been shut down long
> ago. On the other hand, the code in the branch has been refactored to
> use Maven, the unit tests with external (runtime) dependencies have
> been fixed and the code is currently buildable. There is clear
> evidence that users make use of that branch. Two recent examples:
> AXIS-2442 (a user who checked out the Axis 1.x branch and then cherry
> picked a patch from another abandoned branch) and [1] (a pull request
> created using the Github mirror for that branch). I think that as long
> as somebody (me) finds the time to keep that branch buildable and
> there are users who use it to solve issues, there is no reason to shut
> it down.
> Andreas
> [1]
> On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 3:26 AM, Sagara Gunathunga
> <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 7:47 AM, Deepal jayasinghe <> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> Seems like we do not have enough activities going on Axis2/c and Axis1
>>> project, and no clear plans for future release or bug fixes. Unless someone
>>> wants to come forward to keep the projects active I would consider moving
>>> them to Attic.
>>> What do you think ?
>> +1 to move Axis2/c into Attic.
>> Sometimes back I have seen Andreas  was doing some improvements on Axis1
>> but not sure whether we are in a position to release it,
>> otherwise I'm ok to move Axis1 also into Attic.
>> Thanks !
>>> Based on the outcome, I will start a vote.
>>> Deepal
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