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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: Velocity and Avalon
Date Tue, 22 May 2001 03:04:00 GMT
on 5/21/01 7:10 PM, "Peter Donald" <> wrote:

> At 11:21 AM 5/21/01 -0700, Jon Stevens wrote:
>> on 5/20/01 11:34 PM, "Peter Donald" <> wrote:
>>> Here is a prime example of someone using an alpha product whichs explicitly
>>> stated "the developer team is not investing _any_ effort in providing back
>>> compatibility between alpha releases".
>> Peter, I was simply showing the importance of backwards compatibility so
>> that people can see more examples of why stuff breaks and how.
> don't be silly - thats not what you were doing.

I love it how you tell me what I'm doing.

> You are aware that velocity used an unreleased alpha product. You are aware
> that the proposed deprecation policy has nothing to do with alpha or
> unreleased products. Thus you are quite aware that the deprecation policy
> and this situation have nothing to do with each other.
> You cross posted to ant-dev which seems odd if your real motivation was
> "simply showing the importance of backwards compatibility". Combine this
> with the FUD you were spreading a bit back and things become a little clearer.
> The first rule of FUD is misdirection, second is to cause confusion by
> relating negative connotations with a item where there is in fact no
> relation. This is what I assume your intention was.
> Sure I could be wrong - you *may* have had good intentions and *may* have
> made a mistake. But like you said you are intelligent and I don't believe
> in cooincidence.

Uh. Ok Peter...keep on going with whatever you feel is reality.


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