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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [lang] 3.0-beta? [Was: When is next release of commons-lang planned?]
Date Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:32:08 GMT
Thanks Samuel. It's come up before and is definitely something to ponder.

On the one hand, API change isn't ruled out. We've tickets to improve
the vararg'ness in the Validate class, and to incorporate a bit more
CharSequence work into StringUtils; plus I fully expect/hope for
feedback on other changes. So probably up to 5% of the API having
potential tweaks.

On the other hand, it's still at heart the same core code that it's in
use everywhere. I tend to think of alpha as 'still full of bugs',
while beta is 'will do the job but no promises'. It's (historically)
only on a full release that we would consider the API as set.

Hen

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:59 AM, Samuel Le Berrigaud
<samuel.lb.work@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> as a potential user, I'd suggest you go with an alpha. It would convey
> the message that there will probably be some more API change, albeit
> not many. To me beta suggest that the API is set and only bugs that
> won't change the API will be fixed.
>
> Anyway, looking forward to start using it, whatever you decide.
>
> SaM
>
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here are example tarballs, jar and a site for a 3.0 beta:
>>
>> http://people.apache.org/~bayard/commons-lang-3.0-beta/
>>
>> The site isn't intended to be ready - that can be done later. What it
>> does right now is provide the relevant 3.0 reports.
>>
>> What I'd like to know right now is if it looks good and whether I
>> should go ahead and tag 3.0-beta and do a real release build. I think
>> we're ready to build a beta. I don't expect a lot of API change after
>> this, and I don't know of any bugs in 3.0 that weren't in 2.x.
>>
>> So not a release vote, but looking for consensus from anyone (users,
>> committers, pmc) that it's time to put a beta stake in the ground.
>>
>> Hen
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Honton, Charles wrote:
>>>
>>>> Be it alpha, beta, or full release: when is a version 3 of commons-lang
>>>> going to be available?
>>>
>>> It's probably this year.
>>>
>>> - Jörg
>>>
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