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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Changing rev to _rev in view results (Was: Re: newbie question #1)
Date Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:46:00 GMT
On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 09:47:36PM +1030, Antony Blakey wrote:
> On 29/12/2008, at 9:18 PM, Noah Slater wrote:
>> I understand the concepts about being able to break backwards
>> incompatibility
>> before the legendary 1.0 release of a free software project, but
>> categorically
>> denying there is nothing to consider is wildly misleading!
> I think a 1.0 release is not especially significant to free software
> projects compared to non-free projects.
> Even with commercial software and internal releases there are issues
> related to change management and consequent costs of compatibility
> breaking, so I don't think there's nothing to consider, but Christopher
> was commenting about 'substantial client code out there', which to me
> sounds like an argument I believe is only significant for 'released'
> versions. Without some distinction between 'released' and
> 'no-guarantees-work-in-progress', you can't experiment with changes.

I'm not sure I see your point. CouchDB has a whole truck load of third party
clients and community code that would all instantly break. That's not to say we
shouldn't do it, but we should certainly consider the consequences.

Noah Slater,

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