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From Giacomo Pati <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Where do you want to go?
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2004 06:37:13 GMT

Stephen McConnell wrote:
> Giacomo Pati wrote:
>> Concerning Merlin I once had the impression that some of the feature 
>> it offers are cool (i.e. default configurations aka profiles IIRC) but 
>> others aren't that much (i.e. security). ATM I'm not in need for a 
>> standalone container as most of my server apps are running with 
>> Phoenix' last version much better because it has JMX and that's much 
>> more important to me than other features Merlin offers. Looking at the 
>> current commit rate of the development it will take month until I will 
>> suggest my customers to migrate from Phoenix to Merlin because of its 
>> endless refactoring cycles (admittedly I might be totally wrong but 
>> this is the impression it gives me).
> Giacomo:
> Relative to the client contract - Merlin is rock solid.

Sure, client contracts == interfaces/APIs, but this was not the issue here.

> As far as commit messages are concerned, please take into consideration 
> (a) commits on implementation improvements, (b) commits related to 
> sub-system relocation (i.e. system moving out of merlin and into avalon 
> space such as avalon-meta, avalon-utilities, and avalon-repository and 
> the resulting refactoring withing the merlin system implementation), and 
> (c) commits on the 3.4 branch which deal with meta-model optimization 
> and do not impact the client contract.

Stephen, what should that tell me: You spread the refactoring not only 
to the core and sub-system but also onto meta, repo, util, etc?

Du you think you can convince me to change oppinion with this comment?


Giacomo Pati
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