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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: Roadmap for 2.2 [was Re: [RT] Ditching the environment abstraction]
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2005 03:15:33 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

>On 12/13/05, Daniel Fagerstrom <> wrote:
>>I agree that the main focus must be to get a 2.2 release. So the
>>question is what to do with the real blocks. They are currently rather
>>close to the "specification", but we don't know if the specification is
>>good enough without getting experience from the blocks.
>>For ditching the environment abstraction, that should of course not
>>block any releases. It can always be solved by making the change in a
>>branch and merge it back when it works.
>I tend to disagree. The environment abstraction is to me part of the
>underlying public contracts users rely upon: changing contracts
>between minor versions is borderline but acceptable given the
>cost/benefit ratio, but it's out of question between revision. Having
>2.2 with the old environment and, say, 2.2.1 with a new one seems like
>breaking our versioning guidelines to me. I'd suggest we ditch it
>altogether while we still have time.

Just make sure it doesn't break anyone accidentally.

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