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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:27:58 GMT
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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