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From giacomo <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: AW: [C2]: Final list for beta
Date Wed, 30 May 2001 14:09:37 GMT
On Tue, 29 May 2001, Donald Ball wrote:

> On Tue, 29 May 2001, giacomo wrote:
>
> > > > > Although we can't start with 2.1 before we released 2.0 it is easier
to
> > > > > maintain, so I vote +1 for c).
> > > >
> > > > Why can't we start with 2.1 on the main branch and have the beta in a
> > > > side branch? If we aggree that the functionality of the beta1 is what
> > > > will be in the final release I don't see any problems? Bugfixes can be
> > > > joined into the main branch from time to time (if I understand CVS
> > > > correctly).
> > >
> > > i think we should strongly avoid doing any development on 2.1 until we've
> > > released 2.0 final and put in some hours into docs and helping users.
> >
> > I'm not sure on this. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to force 2.1
> > development and, yes, we need to write docs sooner that later. But from
> > now on we need to decide for every single patch/contribution/donnation
> > if it will make it into 2.0 or 2.1. And we already have such things like
> > the SOAP server/client service from Michael Homeijer, like the
> > StreamGenerator contributed today from Kinga Dziembowski.
> >
> > Sure we can add many more components and functionality but this way
> > we'll never reach a stable 2.0 version soon. That's why I've proposed to
> > branch the 2.0 from the 2.1. Can you agree with that?
>
> we can add components all we like in a stable series - we just can't
> change the way things work underneath without careful consideration. it's
> like the linux kernel - we can add device drivers all we want, but we
> can't change the driver api. right?

Well, even Linux uses a stable and a development branch.

> anyway, look, my worry is that everyone will focus on putting goodies into
> 2.1 if we branch off shortly and 2.0 will be half-heartedly released
> without any real testing, work on docs or time spent helping users become
> familiar with the new freedoms and constraints c2 gives/forces upon you.
> do you see where i'm coming from?

Sure I can see :) but I don't like to have stuff laying around in my
mail box for too long because I don't like to apply them to the 2.0
version.

Giacomo


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