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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Official Guidance to users regarding removal of functions
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:51:52 GMT
How do you see this as different from any other major open source platform?
Every one I've ever worked on does deprecate and remove things; generally
deprecation is accompanied by comments and release notes offering
adaptation advice.



On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Kepner, Jeremy - 0553 - MITLL <
kepner@ll.mit.edu> wrote:

> When we remove functions, do we have any official guidance to our users
> who may have built applications that use those functions?
>
> Right now, the official position is that the Accumulo developers can
> remove based on a consensus vote. However, this provides no guidance to
> users as to what they are suppose to do? As it stands, our guidance is that
> they have the following choices:
>
> (0) Diligently watch the Accumulo e-mail list and aggressively weigh in on
> any vote to remove functions that may impact them.
>
> (1) Find someone to modify the original source code of their applications,
> build it, and *re-verify* the application. I emphasise the re-verify
> because that is usually the most costly part of the process that often
> won't get approved by management.
>
> (2) Don't upgrade Accumulo.
>

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