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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r312968 - in /cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X: ./ src/java/org/apache/cocoon/components/source/impl/validity/ src/java/org/apache/cocoon/i18n/ src/java/org/apache/cocoon/transformation/ src/webapp/WEB-INF/ src/webapp/samples/i18n/translations/
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2005 23:32:24 GMT
Vadim Gritsenko wrote:

> Torsten Curdt wrote:
>> ...shouldn't this only be changed in trunk instead of in branch?
> IMHO, if OOMEs and severe usability issues are not fixed in branch, 
> then trunk won't ever be used by anybody, isn't it?
> Vadim

There has got to be a typo of some sort in your statement. I'm assuming 
you meant one or both of the following:
1. If we keep adding stuff in the branch noone will use trunk.
2. If we don't add them in the branch then we will force people to use 

Both of these amount to the same thing and I don't agree.  I don't have 
any projects "on the fence" - i.e. nothing deliverable in the next 
several months.  If I did I would certainly go with 2.1.8.  OTOH, since 
my projects will be early next year I am already preparing folks for the 
transition - upgrading to Maven 2, etc, because I want to take advantage 
of the packaging improvements as well as all the things that have not 
been ported back to 2.1. 

I'll use Maven as an example. Maven 1 is still in strong use with some 
1.x work still going on - yet here we are focusing in on Maven 2 even 
though it still is in beta. Why? Because we want the features.

In other words, the new features in 2.2 and the fact that we are 
formalizing its release will, IMO, be enough to get people to switch.  
If they aren't then we have completely missed the mark.


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