[security-dev] PicketLink3 and Apache Deltaspike Dependencies

Anil Saldhana Anil.Saldhana at redhat.com
Wed Feb 13 11:25:52 EST 2013

Hi all,
   PicketLink3 is on the final stretch of release cycles.  One of the 
concerns I have had is the Apache Deltaspike dependency which is some 
type of incubating snapshot. Since there are very few Deltaspike classes 
(3-5 in number) that we depend on, the following strategy should work:
- Copy the source files (Retaining Apache Headers) as it is from Apache 
Deltaspike to a PicketLink namespace such as : org.picketlink.deltaspike.*
- Remove the Apache Deltaspike dependency.

In few months, when Apache Deltaspike has proper releases, we can remove 
the PicketLink Deltaspike forked classes and bring back the Apache 
Deltaspike dependency back.  I do not think PicketLink users will 
directly code to DS classes.

I ran this with Pete Muir, Shane and Jason Porter and they all agreed 
that this is a good strategy (I did refine the strategy based on Shane's 


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