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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [proposal] rethinking distribution strategy
Date Sat, 12 Apr 2003 17:02:26 GMT
on 4/12/03 5:35 PM Jeff Turner wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 04:48:03PM +0200, Giacomo Pati wrote:
>>On Sun, 13 Apr 2003, Jeff Turner wrote:
>>>On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 10:13:06PM +0200, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>>>I propose the following:
>>>> 1) release Cocoon 2.1 beta *RIGHT NOW*.
>>>How about "beta 1", to establish the notion that there could be quite a
>>>few of these things before 2.1 final?
>>There are many ways to go. Many OSS projects use the "Release Candidate" term
>>for the one after the beta (i.e. Axis).
>>>+1 to the general idea.  I'm sure many projects, like Forrest and Lenya,
>>>have internally standardized on a certain snapshot that meet their
>>>criteria for stability.  This formalizes that practice.
>>>When you say "code solid, API somewhat shaky", does the sitemap syntax
>>>fall under API?  I think it might be a good idea.
>>Well, I don't think we have alot of shaky APIs. Most part of them are solid and
>>stabilized, isn't it?
> The sitemap syntax changed in backwards-incompatible ways between 2.0 and
> 2.1 (for example, map:pipelines -> map:pipes).  

No, map:pipelines was introduced in 2.1-dev and the WARNING.txt stated
clearly that we were not considering those new things to be solid.

> Right now, a sitemap with
> the namespace "" could be for 2.0, or
> 2.1 (CVS); there's no way to tell.  I gather the plan was to change the
> namespace (to "" I suppose) at the
> first beta.  I'm asking: should we change the namespace (implying syntax
> stability), or keep the "...sitemap/1.0" namespace, and reserve
> "...sitemap/2.0" for a genuinely stable 2.1-final release?  I'd vote for
> the latter as a more conservative approach that doesn't risk "polluting"
> /2.0, like what happened to /1.0.

I don't understand your proposal, please be more precise.


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