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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: on better release and version management
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2003 11:45:36 GMT
Geoff Howard wrote:

> I am undecided but something occurred to me in the shower this AM which 
> made me wonder whether Carsten's proposal will work.  As blocks evolve 
> into real blocks, the changes will need to happen right in the 
> src/blocks.  Can we guarantee (or will it be too painful to ensure) that 
> all changes will be back-compatible with 2.1?  IOW, we will soon start 
> having new configurations, etc. moving into the blocks source, possibly 
> shuffling around of dir structure and probably deprecating some things 
> currently necessary (like some of the configuration patching).  Just 
> thinking out loud...

Exactly, and also one of my concerns with Carsten's proposal. We can't 
demand backwards-compatibility from block developers, and if blocks are 
shared between version from inside the 2.1 workspace, this would be the 

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