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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Should we vote on it? (was Re: Discussion (in preparation for a vote) on interface stability table)
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 18:00:55 GMT
I think we should clarify the page, then.  My intent was not that a 
major release *will* be incompatible.  My intent was that a major 
release *might* be incompatible, whereas minor releases can *not* be 


Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
> Kathey Marsden wrote:
>>Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>>I think you may have already addressed the following issues in email,
>>>but I don't see the results rolled onto the wiki page. Please pardon
>>>my nitpicking. This kind of discussion turns me into a tiresome,
>>>pedantic Mr. Hyde:
>>>1) The cardinal rule. I recommend wordsmithing the cardinal rule: "The
>>>goal is to allow any application written against the public interfaces
>>>an older version of Derby can run, without any changes, against a
>>>newer version of Derby." To me the following formulation reads better
>>>"This is our goal: An application which ran against Derby yesterday
>>>will run against a higher version of Derby tomorrow."
>>I prefer the original wording with only a small grammatical change to
>>instead of can.
>>"The goal is to allow any application written against the public
>>interfaces an older version of Derby to run, without any changes,
>>against a newer version of Derby."
>>It is good to think past tomorrow.
> +1
> The push towards allowing a major release to change things worries me.
> It may be that we need to do this from time to time, but it should not
> be the primary goal.
> Dan.

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