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From Emmanuel Lecharny <elecha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Releases] Our contract with our users (was: Re: [Feedback needed] ADS pros and cons ?)
Date Wed, 09 Jan 2008 21:50:11 GMT
Alex Karasulu wrote:
> Emmanuel,
>
> You made some very good points in your email to Simon. 
>
> On Jan 9, 2008 10:22 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@gmail.com 
> <mailto:elecharny@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>
>     At some point in the future, we will try to avoid such situations, and
>     to release intermediate versions (like 1.5.2, etc) to include some bug
>     fixes. This is what we did with 1.5.1, a bug-fix release. 
>
>
> I know you meant we fixed a lot of bugs in 1.5.1 in addition to other 
> things but I just want to be very clear to users that, 1.5.1 may have 
> fixed bugs but it was an experimental release which also introduced 
> potentially destabilizing new features.  I just want to make sure the 
> words we use don't confuse our users into thinking 1.5.1 was a bug-fix 
> on a GA release.  I don't want to aggravate users when they switch and 
> see a bunch of API's have changed.
>
> My primary concern here is in protecting our promise to users.  1.0.1, 
> 1.0.2 ... 1.0.x are stablizing and (should) only be bug fix releases 
> with no API changes.  1.5.1, 1.5.2 ... 1.5.X are potentially 
> destabilizing and may break with the API and formats for storage etc.  
> Our promise to users is simple.  You should be guaranteed to be safe 
> upgrading from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2 for example.  But don't expect this on 
> experimental branches which are in the trunk.
Alex, you just summarized the situation better than I did. Thanks !
>  
> Alex
>


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cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny
www.iktek.com
directory.apache.org



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