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Re: Release plan of Apache Axis C++ version 1.0

From: Robert van Engelen <engelen@cs.fsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 13:34:22 -0400
Cc: <announcements@ws.apache.org>, <axis-dev@ws.apache.org>, <axis-users@ws.apache.org>, <soap-dev@ws.apache.org>, <soap-users@ws.apache.org>, <soapbuilders@yahoogroups.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
To: "Susantha Kumara" <susantha@opensource.lk>
Message-Id: <D098A793-FF35-11D7-8C4D-000393C3075E@cs.fsu.edu>


That is good news, but I wonder why SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 are not fully 
supported? Also you don't mention MEPs such as one-way and async. Do 
you plan to support polymorphism (e.g. Apache Axis map)? Attachments?

Note that gSOAP (SourceForge and soon: Debian) is already stable and 
provides more features. It supports both SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2. It 
serializes native C and C++ data types as well (including STL and 
polymorphism), so no hassle with conversion and/or mappings. Actually, 
gSOAP is more XML-centric than SOAP-centric as it provides more generic 
compiler-based XML encoding. No offense, but I am just wondering if 
this release announcement is not taking us a step back.

- Prof. Robert van Engelen, Florida State University

On Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at 05:35 AM, Susantha Kumara wrote:

> Hi all,
>  
> We are happy to announce our plan to release Apache Axis C++ 
> implementation.
>  
> I have volunteered to be the release manager for Apache Axis C++ 
> initial release.
>  
> Following is the release plan.
>  
>
> Introduction:
> ------------
> This is the release plan for Axis/C++ version 1.0. The
> goal of Axis/C++ version 1.0 is to provide a stable platform
> for developing Web services using C++ as well as to use Web
> services in C++ client applications.
>  
> Major features of Axis/C++ include: 
>     - SOAP engine with both client and server support
>     - Partial support for both SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2
>     - WSDD based deployment with dynamic deployment tools.
>     - Support for all basic types, Complex types and Arrays
>     - WSDL2WS tool for building following C/C++ components
>         Server side - Skeletons and Wrappers
>         Client side - Stubs
>     - WSDL2WS tool that generates wrappers, which perform
>       the following functions. These wrappers act as RPC Providers.
>         Serialization
>         Deserialization
>         Method invocation
>     - WSDLs hosted statistically in the server.
>     - Standalone server (with HTTP support)
>     - Web server modules for Apache HTTPD 1.3 (Linux/Windows)
>     - Web interface to the deployed services and their WSDLs.
>     - Sample web services and client applications.
>     - Supportive documentation for developers and users.
>
>
> Dates:
> -----
> The following dates are proposed:
>     Code freeze                          October 21, 2003
>     Release alpha version            October 23, 2003
>     Release beta version             October 30, 2003
>     Release 1.0                           November 6, 2003
>
> Once release freeze is achieved, inclusion of fixes into the release
> requires consensus of active Axis committers.  Deferring of a fix
> requires simple majority.
>
> Fixes are to continue to be made on the "HEAD" of the release.  Once
> there is consensus that a particular fix is to be included in the
> release, I'll merge it into the branch.  In order to make this as 
> smooth
> and as painless a process as possible for the release manager, I'll ask
> that committers show restraint in committing unrelated fixes to the 
> HEAD
> during this time in areas of the code that might interfere with the
> merge process.
>
>
> Release Criteria:
> ----------------
>     - All Axis/C++ functional tests pass.
>     - All critical bugs are fixed
>     - Basic interop tests pass
>     - Confirmation that the released version works on Apache HTTP
>       1.3* on Win32 and Linux
>
>
> Release Manager:
> ---------------
>     Susantha Kumara, susantha@opensource.lk
>
>
> Release Announcements:
> ---------------------
>      announcements@ws.apache.org
>      axis-dev@ws.apache.org
>      axis-users@ws.apache.org
>      soap-dev@ws.apache.org
>      soap-users@ws.apache.org
>      soapbuilders@yahoogroups.com
>      xml-dist-app@w3.org
>   
>  
> Thanks,
>  
> Susantha (on behalf of Axis C++ team)
>  
Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2003 13:37:43 GMT

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