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Is Android client for SignalR dead? RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-1446191140 posted

    Not much activity on the last year, pull requests aren't being merged,  a lot of open issues, etc...

    https://github.com/SignalR/java-client

    We chose SignalR because we saw it has native clients for IOS & Android. and we may have to stop using it now...

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:49 AM

Answers

  • User765422875 posted

    Its safe to assume that if there has been no activity on a project for over 2 years then its probably not the best option anymore.

    You can look into using atmosphere.

    https://github.com/Atmosphere/atmosphere

    List of supported web servers and browsers.

    https://github.com/Atmosphere/atmosphere/wiki/Supported-WebServers-and-Browsers

    I think Spring also has support for web sockets.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:24 PM
  • User-782232518 posted

    If you really know GitHub, 40~ issues and 10 PRs are really small numbers.

    Microsoft is currently focusing on .NET Core 1.0 (RTM released on 27 June 2016), and after that they will shift some resources back to things like SignalR for .NET Core. That should revive all the clients as well.

    Meanwhile it is an open source project, so that you can fork it and merge all the patches from the PRs and prepare your own build before Microsoft sheds its light.

    Consider the amount of PRs from the community in the past few months, I think the community around it is still active, and they help themselves out. Definitely Microsoft should take better care ASAP.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:36 AM

All replies

  • User765422875 posted

    Its safe to assume that if there has been no activity on a project for over 2 years then its probably not the best option anymore.

    You can look into using atmosphere.

    https://github.com/Atmosphere/atmosphere

    List of supported web servers and browsers.

    https://github.com/Atmosphere/atmosphere/wiki/Supported-WebServers-and-Browsers

    I think Spring also has support for web sockets.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:24 PM
  • User-782232518 posted

    If you really know GitHub, 40~ issues and 10 PRs are really small numbers.

    Microsoft is currently focusing on .NET Core 1.0 (RTM released on 27 June 2016), and after that they will shift some resources back to things like SignalR for .NET Core. That should revive all the clients as well.

    Meanwhile it is an open source project, so that you can fork it and merge all the patches from the PRs and prepare your own build before Microsoft sheds its light.

    Consider the amount of PRs from the community in the past few months, I think the community around it is still active, and they help themselves out. Definitely Microsoft should take better care ASAP.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:36 AM
  • User-1446191140 posted

    Thanks Lex,

    Microsoft is currently focusing on .NET Core 1.0 (RTM released on 27 June 2016), and after that they will shift some resources back to things like SignalR for .NET Core. That should revive all the clients as well.
    Do you know that for a fact?

    p.s. It would be nice for Microsoft guys to officially address this issue, I'm sure a lot of companies out there would like to know that. as you can see from the open issues on the Repo: https://github.com/SignalR/java-client/issues/86

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:02 AM
  • User-1446191140 posted

    Thanks William, but I'm interested on a .net solution

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:03 AM
  • User-782232518 posted

    Do you know that for a fact?

    https://github.com/aspnet/Home/wiki/Roadmap

    Friday, June 17, 2016 2:43 AM