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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ivy svn breaks ant-contrib svn
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:33:46 GMT
On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Xavier Hanin <xavier.hanin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> I don't really have an opinion on the particular change but am a
>> strong proponent of not breaking APIs in general (at least not
>> without a deprecation period).
>
> I agree in general, but Ivy 2 has been going in a deep code change, and we
> decided to keep backward compatibility with 1.4 at ant tasks level, but not
> at API level.

Understood.

> We warned the users about that in the release notes, and changing
> code in Ivy for backward compatibility with a beta version (which in
> Ivy language is not a release candidate) sounds not like a good idea
> to me.

That is more tha fine with me.

> But once again I'm alone to decide, and if more people think it
> makes sense, I won't object.

There is no reason to change anything for me.

Stefan

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