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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: [VFS] next release
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:35:48 GMT
sebb wrote:

> On 8 December 2011 11:01, Jörg Schaible <>
> wrote:
>> sebb wrote:
>>> On 8 December 2011 07:11, Jörg Schaible <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Gary Gregory wrote:
>>>>> I am thinking of a different package name, not just version for VFS on
>>>>> Java 7 because we might want to release more VFS2-based versions that
>>>>> do break binary compatibility.
>>>>> We can retain the VFS name and brand for the project, but I'd prefer
>>>>> o.a.c.vfs<n> to be for VFS2 based work and to create o.a.c.filesystem
>>>>> (or fs) for Java 7 FileSystem-based work.
>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>> Until now we had the policy to add the major number to the package name
>>>> i.e. this is org.apache.commons.vfs3 here.
>>> As I already mentioned earlier in this thread, that may clash with
>>> updates to VFS 2.x that need a new package name.
>> And how long do you expect that both branches are actively developed? It
>> took years from 1.x to 2.x. And why should someone start active
>> development with vfs2 if there's already vfs3 around?
> Because AIUI VFS3 targets Java 1.7 up; it won't work on Java 1.5 or 1.6.
> I hope no-one is suggesting that VFS no longer be developed for Java
> 1.6 just yet.

I did not say that, but I don't expect major refactorings and an API 
redesign for VFS2 if there's already a successor (and this time with an API 
defined by the JDK). We should be interested ourselves to stay API-
compatible in the VFS2 series.

- Jörg

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