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From Alex Boisvert <>
Subject Re: Ode / BPEL Donation of BPEL 2.0 Engine
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2006 20:09:05 GMT

I agree, we'll need to set both codebases in the repository so we can
start the merge process.

In parallel, we also need to determine what we want from the resulting
merge so we can work together in building the new engine.


James Strachan wrote:

> On 16 Feb 2006, at 16:41, Ismael Ghalimi wrote:
> [snip]
>> Our primary concern moving forward will be whether we start from one
>> codebase, or try to merge two existing codebases.
> From a purely practical perspective, its probably easiest to start 
> off with the 2 codebases imported (when the IP & software grants are 
> all done) into separate modules then over time we can see how best to 
> merge things & share stuff, moving shared stuff maybe into separate 
> modules for easier reuse. Going from 2 codebases to 1 is gonna take a 
> while. Just like XMLBeans v JaxMe v Xerces or Struts v Tapestry v 
> Cocoon v Turbine; we don't have to mandate that everything be merged 
> into one single unified codebase up front - we can work at it 
> incrementally over time and see how much reuse we can get; it might 
> be parts remain diverged as there's not always one size fits all.
> James
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