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From Simone Tripodi <>
Subject Re: [DBUTILS] Few unit tests for BeanProcessor; none for SQLXML support
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:41:26 GMT
>> I'm tempted to go as far as to say it's irresponsible of us to support 1.5 :)>

+1 and IMHO innovation blocking as well

moreover from the commons homepage: "The Commons is an Apache project
focused on all aspects of reusable Java components." that doesn't mean
to me "helping companies on keep their libraries up-to-date for their

When doing OSS I _personally_ don't care about what 3rd part companies
need - unless they are interested on paying me to develop/maintain
their *custom* components - but how the software can evolve.

Let's take the [collections] Vs guava case once again: we didn't let
collections evolve to not lose old users, but people simply switched
to google-collections/guava. That proves that evolution is not always
evil as it appears.
This fact reminds me some Gordon Ramsey's kitchen nightmare episodes :)

Of course, I still have a lot to learn about what *real* OSS community
development is, but that's the reason why I am here and not somewhere

Just my 0.002 opinion, all the best

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