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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs Zip.java
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2001 15:10:54 GMT
Conor MacNeill <conor@cortexebusiness.com.au> wrote:

> We don't want to wait till we get to a release to have featured used
> in anger.

right.

>> My take on this is that every project that relies on alpha features
>> of another project is responsible to track changes in that alpha
>> version itself.
> 
> I think a released version of a project must only depend on released
> versions of its prerequesite projects. By relying on an alpha
> feature of another project, you are making your project alpha as
> well. That is OK, but we should expect regular failures on gump.

Agreed.

> It would be nice to have a single consolidated output of the whole
> gump build to easily locate projects that are using deprecated
> features.

+1

> We can then help those projects to update.

Which would require knowledge about both projects, the one getting the
depreaction warnings and the one causing them.

> Also perhaps each project in gump should have an attached mailing
> list which is notified of build failures in the gump system.

Great idea.

Stefan

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