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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] - Entry level JSDK 1.4 in Cocoon 2.2
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 03:10:27 GMT
Ugo Cei wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> Ugo Cei wrote:
>>> Since we don't have a NIO-based implementation of the persistent 
>>> store, yet, why upgrade now? When we have it, I'll be more than 
>>> willing to vote +1.
>> Ugo,
>> this is chicken-egg problem: nobody is going to implement something on 
>> 1.4-only API if they aren't sure the community is going to accept it.
>> We don't have to decide right now, but I think it would be good to 
>> give the signal "please go ahead and experiment if you think it makes 
>> sense, we'll judge depending on the advantages".
>> WDYT?
> This is exactly what I'm trying to say: "Go ahead and experiment. When 
> you have something to show, be certain that we won't require 
> compatibility with 1.3 anymore, just for the sake of it. We'll judge 
> depending on the advantages, when we have something to base our judgment 
> on".
> This is why I voted -0.5 and not -1, not to pose a veto but to signify 
> that we shouldn't abandon compatibility with 1.3 just because we might 
> exploit some cool new feature of 1.4 someday.
> Anyway, if most committers want to switch to 1.4 _now_, I have nothing 
> personally against it. I've been using 1.4 exclusively for more than I 
> can remember and have recently aligned a bunch of applications to Cocoon 
> 2.1.4, JDK 1.4.2 and Tomcat 5.0.18 (unfortunately 5.0.19 was released a 
> couple of days later) and I plan to migrate some more in the coming weeks.

Great, seems like we have consensus then.


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