# aws


12/15/2021, 5:02 PM
What's the status of crosswalk for AWS? I would like to jump into learning it, but I see that the latest release was 3 months ago, so I want to make sure it's not a legacy feature. How high is it on the priority list? Will it be updated for AWS native? Are there any ETAs for Python? In general, if there is a public roadmap available, it'd be very helpful if someone pointed me to it (I couldn't find one). Thanks in advance.
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12/15/2021, 7:16 PM
Adding on, what is the relationship between crosswalk and the registry going forwards?


12/15/2021, 7:21 PM
Crosswalk/awsx is still maintained. Since it's an abstraction layer, it's insulated from a lot of the smaller, faster-paced changes within aws and aws-native, so changes aren't needed often.
Work on registry and aws-native has probably distracted developers from extending awsx. There is a roadmap for it, which probably leans towards making it available in other languages.
Since aws and aws-native are complementary, I'm betting that a migration off aws onto aws-native is very low priority. There would be no visible improvement to awsx users from this change. The only pressing reason to do it would be to enable the deprecated of aws, and that's not likely to happen any time soon (too much code is dependent on that).
With the addition of component packages in the registry, adding a separate awsx-native package is feasible and probably more likely than changing the existing awsx package.
All the above are my own hypotheses and in no endorsed by Pulumi.
I believe that supporting additional languages in awsx is quite high priority in Pulumi's plans, though unscheduled as yet. Other upcoming changes that relate to awsx include "v2" (no idea what that means) and enhancements to multi-language components (which might bring aws-native and "v2" together?).


12/16/2021, 4:36 AM
I think awsx is more likely to be split up into individual components and be made available through the registry as multilang components (for example:


12/16/2021, 4:42 AM
That's the package I saw on the registry that made me ask, thank you both for your thoughts 👍