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From Jeremy Quinn <jer...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Changes to CForms in 2.1.11-dev
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2007 12:21:23 GMT
Thanks for your support Carsten.

On 3 Jan 2007, at 11:43, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

> Ralph Goers wrote:
>> Jeremy,
>>
>> Does this break binary compatibility? Some of the changes sound like
>> users who upgrade from 2.1.10 to 2.1.11 may have to modify their
>> application?  If so, I see that as a problem.
>>
> While I usually agree with these statements, I think/hope that the
> benefit of these changes is much higher than the inconvenience you  
> get.
> For a long time we try to tell our users to recompile their  
> applications
> when upgrading. With over 150 dependencies, upgrading a Cocoon
> application and hoping for binary compatibility is very very brave.
>
> The other point is that we did such changes (and noone complained  
> in the
> past). If you upgrade from 2.1.8 to 2.1.9 you might now what a pain it
> is as mostly everything in cforms changed.
> Jeremy's lastes changes sound to me like minor changes and as they are
> well documented I see no real problem with.
>
> If we want to go the 100% compatiblity path, the only option is to do
> changes like these in 2.2...

Which is not an option atm as they both share these effected blocks.

If this project cannot innovate and move forward, it will become a  
retirement home ;)

But honestly, I worked very hard to minimise the impact !!

best regards

Jeremy


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