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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] accept donation of a business process engine into the ServiceMix project
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2006 15:05:52 GMT
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Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> Why can't you treat an orchestration engine like a component like the
> way you treat Axis or XFire? Why does the code have to live within
> ServiceMix? Lot of us want a BPEL engine, we don't want a JBI
> container. The code coming in does exactly that, it is a BPEL engine
> and has no relation to JBI or Java for that matter. Why can't you have
> a separate project for BPEL and add glue code as a JBI component
> EXACTLY the way you work with other projects like XFire?
> We seem to agree on the ends but not on the means. You like a very
> good integration with a BPEL engine for ServiceMix. I like a very good
> BPEL engine for its own sake. Am sure we can find people on both sides
> and some who may like both objectives.

An interesting point.  There is no reason people in the ServiceMix
couldn't also work on a BPEL project.  But if we goes through with
this as proposed, and someone wants a BPEL engine, is it going to
be necessary to take all of ServiceMix along with it?  What
about versioning?  Is the idea that the BPEL bit within ServiceMix
would be versioned/released separately?  Or only when the thing
of which it is a part is released?

If the code is of use to more that ServiceMix, and/or there are
people who'd like to work on it but aren't interested in working
on any part of what ServiceMix is now, then it makes sense to
me that it be a separate project.  As proposed, anyone with an
interest only in the BPEL aspect would have to join the ServiceMix
community despite a lack of interest in it.

This is all hypothetical; I don't know if there *are* people
who'd want to work on it but not ServiceMix, and I have
to take on faith the remarks that there are other packages
that would like a BPEL engine without ServiceMix attached.
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