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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Vote] Release Commons VFS 2.0
Date Sun, 21 Aug 2011 18:10:42 GMT
Without the package name change, would it be a drop in replacement?
Aside from changes for providers that is. I am wondering what this
would look like for clients only.

Gary

On Aug 21, 2011, at 8:33, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18 August 2011 17:25, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>> This is a vote to release Apache Commons VFS 2.0.
>>
>> Changes made since the last candidate:
>>
>> * Removed the sandbox project from the delivery, except for the web site.
>> * Updated README.txt to remove the existing text and add very basic build instructions.
>>
>> I have also removed files that shouldn't be present in the Maven repository from
the staging repo, except for the distribution files which will be moved to the standard distribution
location and not deployed to the Nexus repository when the artifacts are released.
>>
>> [ ] +1 release it
>> [ ] +0 go ahead I don't care
>> [ ] -1 no, do not release it because.
>
> The release itself is fine.
>
> However I still question whether it really needs to break binary compatibility.
> As the news section on the front page says:
>
> "The API changes are fairly minor and will mostly impact provider
> implementations."
>
> This does not seem like it really requires binary compatibility to be
> broken, with all the resulting downstream work that is involved.
>
> I am therefore abstaining on this vote.
>
>> Ralph
>>
>>
>> Tag: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/commons/proper/vfs/tags/commons-vfs2-project-2.0/
 (revision 1159220).
>>
>> Site: http://people.apache.org/~rgoers/commons-vfs/site/
>
> The News section paragraph contains several items of information and
> is not all that easy to read.
>
> I think it would be good to make the compatibiltity statement stand out more:
> - start new paragraphs for "Version 2.0 is not binary compatible ..."
> and "The API changes ..."
> - possibly embolden some phrases in the second para.
>
> http://people.apache.org/~rgoers/commons-vfs/site/download.html
>
> Contains a list of dependencies. Just wondering whether it should
> still contain the references to Sandbox?
>
> [these can be fixed independently of the release]
>
>>
>> The artifacts have been staged to the org.apache.commons-052 (u:rgoers, a:99.180.69.21)
repository.
>>
>> The Maven artifacts are at:
>>
>> https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/staging/org/apache/commons/commons-vfs2/
>> https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/staging/org/apache/commons/commons-vfs2-examples/
>> https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/staging/org/apache/commons/commons-vfs2-project/
>> https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/staging/org/apache/commons/commons-vfs2-distribution/
>>
>> and consist of
>>
>> archetype-catalog.xml
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0-javadoc.jar
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0-sources.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0.pom
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0-tests.jar
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0-tests.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0.pom.asc
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0-javadoc.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0.jar
>> commons-vfs2-examples-2.0-sources.jar
>> commons-vfs2-project-2.0.pom.asc
>> commons-vfs2-project-2.0.pom
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-src.tar.gz
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-src.tar.gz.asc
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-src.zip.asc
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-bin.zip
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-bin.tar.gz
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-bin.tar.gz.asc
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-src.zip
>> commons-vfs2-distribution-2.0-bin.zip.asc
>> commons-vfs2-2.0.pom.asc
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-javadoc.jar
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-tests.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-tests.jar
>> commons-vfs2-2.0.pom
>> commons-vfs2-2.0.jar
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-sources.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-test-sources.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-2.0.jar.asc
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-sources.jar
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-test-sources.jar
>> commons-vfs2-2.0-javadoc.jar.asc
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