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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] End the drama
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:32:36 GMT
peter royal wrote:

> On Jul 13, 2004, at 2:36 PM, Bennett, Timothy (JIS/Applications) wrote:
> 
>> As a member of the avant-garde, I only have two requirements in the 
>> solution
>> space:
>>
>> 1. Avalon-Framework not promoted as a Product
>> 2. Not ready to re-version/re-brand Avalon as Avalon-5
> 
> 
> Ah, but there in lines the paradox :)
> 
> Avalon-4 *WAS* Avalon-Framework
> 
> Avalon-4 *WAS* a Product.
> 
> I believe one can sum up all of the disagreements over the fact that 
> Avalon-4 is now more than the framework, and is no longer a product.
> 
> I don't know what other's experience is in the commercial software 
> market is, but sometimes you have to bump the version for marketing 
> reasons. That's all that is being asked.
> 
> Bump everything to 5, and in doing so a clean line is drawn between the 
> past and the future. What was planned for 5 can then be pushed to 6.
> 
> I propose:
>  * Bump to Avalon 5.
>  * On front page, under products, list:
>    Current:
>      Merlin
>    Legacy:
>     Avalon Framework
>     Components & Containers
>  * Legacy Avalon-Framework will goto the 4.1 API docs and its limited 
> documentation
>  * Legacy Components & Containers will links to similar verbage as on 
> the download page.
> 
> The past will not be hidden, and a clean line will be drawn for the future.
> -pete

Sorry - this does not make sense.

Avalon Framework is not legacy, Components are not legacy.
No - there are much better solutions - solutions that are based on 
proper management of the documentation to properly reflect the realities 
of the past and the realities of the present.

Stephen.



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