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From Ole Ersoy <ole.er...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:22:30 GMT
Also if each module is very simple and isolated alphas, betas, etc. matter less (If at all).
 Most devs releasing to npm rely on semver only.

Cheers,
Ole

On 01/25/2016 02:27 PM, Gary Gregory wrote:
> On Jan 25, 2016 10:11 AM, "Emmanuel Bourg" <ebourg@apache.org> wrote:
>> Le 25/01/2016 18:52, Gilles a écrit :
>>
>>> AFAICT, the real issue is one of policy: Commons is supposed to be
> stable,
>>> stable, stable and stable (IIUC).
>>>
>>> And CM is far from being mature as a programming project, when
> considering
>>> design and scope, and not only the quality of its results and
> performance
>>> (which are both good in many cases).
>>> So stability (as in using JDK 5 only) is not a good perspective (surely
> not
>>> developers and probably not for users either IMO).
>>>
>>> If this does not change, what's the point indeed?
>> I hope that a motivation behind the TLP isn't to break the compatibility
>> on every release, otherwise this will quickly turn into a nightmare for
>> the users. Bouncycastle plays this game and it isn't really fun to follow
> :(
>
> WRT compatibility, the only thing that matters is not creating jar hell for
> users. You can break compatibility if you change package and maven
> coordinates. It's up to the project to create enough alphas and betas to
> get to a stable public API before a release. That's just basic project
> management IMO. Anything less will leave a lot users unhappy.
>
> Gary
>
>> Emmanuel Bourg
>>
>>
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