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From Peter Royal <pro...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Deprecation policy ( Re: [Proposal] LogKit Release Plan )
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2003 14:43:37 GMT
On Saturday, February 1, 2003, at 04:26  AM, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Removing deprecated classes between major versions is a safe bet.
> Between point versions it's a possibility.
> Between fixes it's an error.
>
> I'd suggest the following as a guideline:
>
> - deprecating classes results in @deprecated being added
> - in the next minor point release, they are moved to a
>   deprecated source tree for the component that is compiled
>   *after* the main ones, so that we are sure that /we/ do not
>   rely on those.
> - in the major releases the classes can be removed with a vote.
>
> Thoughts?

I'm in agreement on this provided that a major release constitutes X.0 
-> Y.0. This would be consistent with Sun's usage of deprecation, where 
no JDK deprecated classes have been removed since we have only gone 
from 1.0 -> 1.4.
-pete


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