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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [lang] alpha package
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:08:59 GMT
On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
> I think the idea of having a separate, releasable "child" of some
> kind that can break compatibility with its parent and earlier
> versions of itself is a good one.  The setup I have described above
> is probably not the best, but we should be able to figure out how to
> do it and communicate what it means to users.  Letting the child
> keep living with the parent makes me nervous.  I know it may be
> easier to just make a room in the basement, but then you have to
> soundproof the floors, etc.

If your child is something that you frequently clone back into your
brain, then sure.

It's more like being able to backup and merge yourself [common scifi
subject nowadays]. You'll want to kick off versions to experiment on
something risky and then bring back the value from its results.

> Better to just spring for another artifactId ;)

As long as they end up in the same release.

Sounds painful build-wise. I guess I get to do the multi-pom thing
*memories rear in back of head*. Looks like JCI and VFS do this, so
I'll figure out how they do things build-wise.


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