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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [math] top-level package name
Date Tue, 19 May 2009 21:07:59 GMT

On May 19, 2009, at 1:42 PM, Dimitri Pourbaix wrote:

> Ted,
>
>> +0.  Possibly changing to +1 as I think about it more.
>>
>> Dimitry,
>>
>> Is there an argument that you could see would change your mind?  What
>> specifically causes your -1?  Convenience?  Elegance?
>
> Well, for me, the release number is not part of the name of a package
> (of anything in general) eventhough I agree the combination of both is
> what uniquely identifies the product.  Luc wants to add the "2" just  
> to
> warn the users about the lack of backward compatibility.  That would
> simply add confusion.
>
> What is the policy in the other Apache projects?

In OpenJPA, the policy is to make compatibility-breaking changes in a  
major release. So if you have a change to a signature or behavior of a  
method that shipped in 1.2.0, you would have to make the change in a  
2.0.x release. The old behavior continues in the 1.2.x line.

Craig
>
>
> Regards,
> Dim.
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