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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
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, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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