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Scott Lewis-2
Hi Folks,

It's been a while since I've done this I wanted to give a 'state of ECF'
description so that people know what's happening.

First, most of the ECF projects at the Eclipse Foundation are
essentially in 'maintenance mode'.   We released 3.14.5 maintenance as
part of the 2019-6 simultaneous release and will include 3.14.5 in the
upcoming 2019-9 SR.

OTOH, ECF's github org at [1] is the site of a large amount of new
work.   Some specifics:

A new Apache Dubbo Distribution Provider

A discovery provider using Hazelcast (in addition to the distribution
provider based upon Hazelcast)

Updates to the Mqtt-Provider, JGroups provider, Jax-RS provider,
Py4j-RemoteServicesProvider:  Using updated versions of libs,
improvements to flexibility/configuration.

Additions to the Bndtools workspace (bndtools project, bndrun templates
to make remote services development easier)

Other improvements and bug-fixes to projects at [1] including better
support for installing new distribution and discovery providers into 
Karaf runtimes.

I'm working with Mat to figure out how to deploy the artifacts from
these github projects to Maven Central so that they can be accessed more
easily by consumers (each project currently has it's own releases with
the release facilities).

FWIW I've personally interacted with/supported usage of both the EF and
the projects and I'm trying to move those discussions to this
(public) mailing list so that desires, requirements, and efforts can be

Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated.



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