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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: FW: avalon moved.
Date Sun, 25 Feb 2001 11:53:06 GMT
Federico Barbieri wrote:
>
> > kewl - keep it coming. A lot of the duplicity stuff in Avalon though
> > is done to support backwards compatability in some form or another.
> >
>
> I know and that's the main pain! I don't want to repackage and
> rearchitect everything nicely and screw all code. But deprecation in
> this situation is such a pain! So we could go for a 4.0 proposal while
> tuning the 3.1x branch.

There is no harm in removing interfaces that nobody uses.  Helping people
convert, though patches, benefits everyone.

Example:
http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/gump/2001-02-22/jakarta-james.html

Such efforts can also help you get people to move up to 4.0 quicker.

- Sam Ruby


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