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From Stephen Colebourne <>
Subject Re: [DBUTILS] Version numbering
Date Sun, 08 Mar 2009 01:13:54 GMT
Henri Yandell wrote:
> I believe we can call it 1.2 - as long as it's API compatible then tis good.
> The Java5 version is more up for debate. If the API is no longer
> compatible, then we start to lean to 2.0. Especially as calling it 2.0
> allows for more of an overhaul of API.
> There's also an argument that wants the package names changed for each
> major version.

The package name only needs to change if the new version is backwards 
binary incompatible.

The definition is that two (or more) other open source projects 
depending on the same commons project must be able to upgrade at 
separate times without impacting users.


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