4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2014 8:10 AM by Marek Novotny

    Migration Seam 2.3.1 / JBoss 7.1.1 -> WildFly 8 / Weld / DeltaSpike / ... Practicable, at this time?

    Florian Petersen Newbie

      Hello everybody,

      we have a Seam 2.3.1 application running on JBoss AS 7.1.1 using the following features and components:

       

      In-/Outjection (of course)

      Long-Running Conversations (also nested)

      Quartz 1.6.5 (for asynch. mail processing)

      Drools 5.3.3 (for security rules)

      JSF 2 / RichFaces 4.2.2 / PrimeFaces 3.4.2

      Internationalization

      XHTML Mail Templates

      JPA 2 / Hibernate ORM 4.1.5

      Hibernate Search 4.1.0

      Hibernate Validator 4.2.0

      POI 3.7 / iText 2.1.2 (for PDF generation)

       

      We have the idea of migrating to WildFly 8 using CDI / DeltaSpike (and PicketLink / CDI-Mail, if necessary), but we cannot really judge the state of DeltaSpike and therefore the effort doing this...

      So our questions are:

       

      -Is it an eligible plan for us to migrate at all, or will there be too many difficulties, especially in transforming our conversational components due to different behaviour of conversations?

      -Will there be glue code that has to be written manually that was incorporated in Seam before, and how much of it?

      -Will there maybe be a migration guide in the near future (http://deltaspike.apache.org/migration-guide.html#jboss-seam2-to-apache-deltaspike)?

      -Is there a danger of DeltaSpike being reorganized into other projects in the near future, like it happened to Seam3?

      -What happened to CDI-Mail (the link on seamframework.org is broken)?

       

      Sorry for all these questions, but we just don't want to end in a dead-end street and therefore are interested in experience with this.

      I know this one

      http://javalabor.blogspot.de/2011/08/our-seam-2-to-jee-6-replacement-list.html

      but it's a bit old and i'm sure things have happened since then...

       

      Thanks a lot, best regards

      Flo