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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Upgrading commons-lang
Date Sat, 31 Jul 2010 01:40:18 GMT
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jörg Schaible wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>>
>> Mark Struberg wrote:
>>
>>> folks, please keep on voting.
>>> There are a few projects eager to use beta.3 or however it's gonna be
>>> named as long it's not a SNAPSHOT :)
>>
>> Well, this is exactly the point what we want to avoid. The beta release is
>> there for giving users an impression about the current state and to look for
>> feedback. I still expect the API to change. However, I'd rather discourage
>> everyone in using this for production already or publishing final releases
>> that use this version already. And remember, the artifact will not be
>> available at central and we might remove it after a certain time again once
>> 3.0 is finally released.
>
> Guys, this is either an official ASF release or it is not.  My
> understanding is that it is a release.  As such, it will be
> available on official ASF release mirrors and in the archives in
> perpetuity.  We can move it to archive on /dist once 3.0 is out and
> we can clearly state in the release notes that the API may change in
> 3.0; but we can't "remove it" once it is released.

Absolutely, +1. No removals.

Hen

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