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From "Sergey Beryozkin" <sbery...@progress.com>
Subject Re: Thoughts about dropping support for 2.1.x......
Date Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:50:59 GMT
Hi

> 
> Question for everyone.....
> 
> What are peoples thoughts about making 2.1.9 (in January) the last of the 
> 2.1.x line?
> 
> 2.2.x will have been out for 10 months by then so users definitely should have 
> had plenty of time to migrate.   2.2.x is generally a simple migration from 
> 2.1.x.   I think most of the other major open source projects that were 
> tracking 2.1.x have already moved onto 2.2.x.   ServiceMix, Camel, JBoss, 
> etc...     The remaining projects that are using 2.1.x seem to be stuck on a 
> particular version (like Mule stuck on 2.1.3) and not "tracking" the fixes 
> anyway.   
> 
> The main migration issue from 2.1.x to 2.2.x is the JAX-RS version (0.8 -> 
> 1.0).   However, we aren't fixing any of the JAX-RS issues on 2.1.x anyway.   
> Thus, that's not a real reason.  If you are using JAX-RS, you definitely want 
> the compliant implementation in 2.2.  

I agree

> 
> Anyway, making 2.1.9 the end of the line should then make it such that when 
> 2.3 is ready (hopefully in Q1), we can just keep 2 fixes branches active.
> 
> Thoughts?  Comments?

+1. Sergey

> 
> -- 
> Daniel Kulp
> dkulp@apache.org
> http://www.dankulp.com/blog

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