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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VFS] 2.1 clirr report
Date Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:10:01 GMT
On 29 April 2016 at 15:59, Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:
> How does changing the package name help? Doesn't that just push a
> NoClassDefFound error instead of some missing implementation for a new
> method?

That means we change ALL the package names and the Maven coords.
Effectively it's a different component, and users have to change the
import package names.

> Where do you all define what is public API (and thus what is stated to be
> stable)?
>

That's the big question...

> Gary Gregory wrote:
>>
>> We have 2 choices IMO: document breaks or change package name. The later
>> is
>> safer from a jar hell POV.
>>
>> The question is how likely are the changes going to break BC IRL? There
>> are
>> two main use cases: user like call sites and implementors of providers.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>> Gary
>> It looks like there are about 7 areas in core/ where compatibility against
>> 2.0 has been broken:
>>
>> * Methods added to o.a.c.v.{FileContent,FileName,FileObject}
>> * Method added to o.a.c.v.RandomAccessContent
>> * Parameters changed on method(s) in
>> o.a.c.v.p.{b.Bzip2FileObject,g.GzipFileObject}
>> * Changes from TarEntry to TarArchiveEntry
>> * Removed AUTHENTICATOR_TYPES from o.a.c.v.p.w.WebdavFileProvider
>>
>> Where do you define what are acceptable changes in a release? Is this
>> going
>> to be a sticking-point?
>>
>> http://home.apache.org/~elserj/commons-vfs/commons-vfs-2.1-site/
>>
>> - Josh
>>
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