2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2015 10:41 AM by Murray Todd Williams

    Has Forge support in Switchyard ended?

    Murray Todd Williams Newbie

      In the SwitchYard installation guide (which is arguably one of the first things a newcomer will come across when planning to install and try out SwitchYard) under the Installing Extras section, there's a mention of running "ant install-forge" from the SwitchYard installer. I tried this and nothing happened, and looking at build.xml it looks like there's no mention of Forge anymore.

       

      I'm guessing that Forge has moved onto Forge 2 and nobody has adapted the old SwitchYard module into a Forge 2 add-on, but I thought I would just check and see what the official word was. (And I would suggest making some notes in the Installing Extras wiki page to reflect both the removal of Forge and the postponement of the "ant install-bpel-console".

        • 1. Re: Has Forge support in Switchyard ended?
          Tom Cunningham Master

          Hi Murray,

           

          Installing forge from the ant script has definitely been removed.    If for some reason you want to use the forge plugins, I'd download a 1.x release and try the install-forge command and use forge-1.3.2.    Thanks for pointing out this out though - I'll go ahead and update the documentation.

           

          Forge has moved on to Forge 2, and there is a SwitchYard addon for Forge 2, but I think it still needs a little work :

           

          https://github.com/forge/plugin-switchyard/tree/2.x

           

          The Eclipse tools are definitely the more popular option for developing SwitchYard applications.

          • 2. Re: Has Forge support in Switchyard ended?
            Murray Todd Williams Newbie

            Huh. Thanks for pointing that out. I might have to take a look.

             

            It's a pity—I really loved when I was playing around with the forge-1 a few years ago. The Eclipse tools are great, but sometimes for an outsider it can become overwhelming and hard to understand the connections between a piece of functionality and its representation in the maven project and the various XML files. (I suspect others find that a compelling reason for forge in general.) Anyway, thanks for the note.