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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: VOTE: Principles of sharing code
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 00:08:57 GMT
Hi, all.  I wanted to let you know I plan to close the polls on this 
vote Friday midnight USA Pacific Time.



David W. Van Couvering wrote:
> As suggested by many of you, here is a call vote on the overall 
> intention for how we want to share code, without bogging down in the 
> details.  Thanks to Kathey for a very helpful suggested wording.
> This vote is to support the overall intention to implement a framework 
> to allow code sharing across the Derby product jars that will allow 
> Derby jars of the same major version to be loaded in a Java VM without 
> having to use specialized classloaders.  Forward and backward 
> compatibility between jar files within the same major version will be 
> implemented using versioning, compatibility tests, and an explicit 
> procedure for deprecating internal APIs.
> If the major version of the jars loaded in a JVM differ, the user will 
> need to separate the two versions by using separate classloaders.
> This implementation will not have any significant impact on jar file 
> size or otherwise affect product distribution or usage.
> The detailed guidelines are being documented and refined on the Derby 
> Wiki site at 
> http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/SharedComponentVersioningGuidelines.
> Subsequent to approval of this vote, a working implementation of shared 
> code using this framework will be submitted for review.

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