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Re: [soapbuilders] Re: Release plan of Apache Axis C++ version 1.0

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 04:32:04 +0600
Message-ID: <032e01c39823$29d6b4c0$89b76c0c@lankabook2>
To: <soap-dev@ws.apache.org>, <soapbuilders@yahoogroups.com>, <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>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

Hi,

The Apache process allows the developers to decide when they feel ready
to release some software. We are using that approach to declare that
Apache Axis/C++ is functionally capable enough right now that we would
like people to use it and help improve it.

That is not a claim of functionality comparable to gSOAP or WASP/C++
or any other C++ implementation. We hope to grow Apache Axis/C++
to be a fully complete implementation but clearly version 1.0 is not
going to be the final word on that.

We are doing some of the interop tests to try to make sure we pass
as much as possible. Again, being 1.0 I don't expect completeness
there either. We will get better over time!

Sanjiva.

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Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2003 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [soapbuilders] Re: Release plan of Apache Axis C++ version 1.0


> Hi,
> As gSoap does more than what is proposed here - that should be the
standard
> metric.
>    First I would make sure if the axis c++ client can talk to gsoap server
> at it's current level
>   of implementation - stl usage, DIME(streaming), and perhaps
ws_security -
> by the time
>   the stable 1.0 of your release is ready.
>
>
> >From: Robert van Engelen <engelen@cs.fsu.edu>
> >Reply-To: soapbuilders@yahoogroups.com
> >To: "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>
> >Subject: [soapbuilders] Re: Release plan of Apache Axis C++ version 1.0
> >Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 13:34:22 -0400
> >
> >
> >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)
> > >
> >
>
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