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From Josh Elser <els...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] API release policy for 1.7/2.0
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:22:56 GMT
Christopher wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:07 PM, John Vines<vines@apache.org>  wrote:
>
>> >  -1 I do not like the idea of committing to1.7.0-1.9.9... API additions for
>> >  the2.0  API. We have already come to the consensus that2.0  will break the
>> >  1.x API which provides a lot of breathing room and freedom from old
>> >  decisions. This causes this issue to come roaring back and an even larger
>> >  amount of scrutiny to be required for all1.7.0-1.9.9... API changes. I
>> >  would go so far as to say an undefinable amount of scrutiny since we still
>> >  don't have solid foundation of a2.0  API. We cannot judge API items for how
>> >  well they belong in an API that does not exist yet.
>> >
>> >
> Honestly, I don't expect us to have any major 1.x releases after1.7.x.
> These guidelines would just add some minor protection, making 1.x a bit
> more stable in the transition to2.0  if we ever do have such releases. I'd
> hate for a user to seamlessly migrate to2.0  from1.7,  but not be able to
> seamlessly migrate from a1.8  to2.0,  because1.8  dropped some 1.7 API.
>

We also didn't expect to have a 1.7 before 2.0 :)

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