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

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 05:16:21 +0600
Message-ID: <05f401c39372$5b0efe90$72545ecb@lankabook2>
To: <soap-dev@ws.apache.org>, "Susantha Kumara" <susantha@opensource.lk>
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>

Please move any follow-up on this topic to axis-dev@ws.apache.org;
it was posted to the other lists inadvertantly.

Sanjiva.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert van Engelen" <engelen@cs.fsu.edu>
To: "Susantha Kumara" <susantha@opensource.lk>
Cc: <announcements@ws.apache.org>; <axis-dev@ws.apache.org>;
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Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: Release plan of Apache Axis C++ version 1.0


>
> 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 19:17:12 GMT

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