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From Reinhard Pötz <reinhard_po...@gmx.net>
Subject RE: WARNING.txt
Date Mon, 18 Aug 2003 05:26:05 GMT
Geoff,

Maybe we should change the text: Some parts *are* alpha/beta - see the
unstable blocks.

Reinhard

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Howard [mailto:cocoon@leverageweb.com] 
> Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 2:27 AM
> To: dev@cocoon.apache.org
> Subject: WARNING.txt
> 
> 
> Should it just get deleted from 2.1 cvs?  We're not alpha or 
> beta anymore.
> 
> Geoff
> 
> For convenience, here it is:
> 
> *****************************  W A R N I N G 
> **********************************
> 
>    Some user accessible points in this software package 
> should be considered
>    "alpha". This means that the developer team is not 
> investing _any_ effort
>    to provide backward compatibility between alpha releases 
> for these parts.
>    This software will continue to be released as "alpha" 
> until its code,
>    schemas, and APIs are considered stable.
> 
>    Until then, there will be no warranty that newer versions will 
> maintain backward
>    compatibility for such parts, even in the most simple 
> cases. Of course
>    Cocoon will be compatible to latest release, 2.0.x 
> release. However, 
> once
>    "beta" status is reached, backward incompatible changes 
> will be made 
> only
>    when absolutely necessary to reach "final" status.
> 
>    The Cocoon development team understands the importance of reliable
>    software as well protecting user investments through the 
> creation of
>    a solid development platform that doesn't change. On the 
> other hand,
>    the Cocoon project is a pioneer in many fields. Most of 
> the technologies
>    it uses are at a "working draft" phase only. Thus, 
> reliability cannot be
>    guaranteed before the software achieves its "final" status.
> 
>    Until then, no effort will be provided to guarantee backward 
> compatibility
>    for any parts considered alpha.
> 
>    You have been warned.
> 
> *****************************  W A R N I N G 
> **********************************
> 	
> 


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