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From Tim Williams <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Merging back the dispatcher
Date Wed, 26 May 2010 12:21:48 GMT
On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM, Brian M Dube <bdube@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 08:16:51AM -0400, Tim Williams wrote:
>> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 4:03 AM, Thorsten Scherler <thorsten@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > On 25/05/2010, at 03:15, Tim Williams wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 7:59 AM, Thorsten Scherler <thorsten@apache.org>
wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> On 27/04/2010, at 08:04, David Crossley wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> Tim Williams wrote:
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Well, if the dispatcher is all that changed in such a release,
we
>> >>>>> could do a 0.91 afterwards.  I think there's another consideration
>> >>>>> that I didn't mention too.  I feel irresponsible releasing
software
>> >>>>> that we can't support and I'm concerned that this would be the
case
>> >>>>> with the dispatcher.  I have a difficult enough time now digging
up
>> >>>>> Cocoon knowledge when questions come across but with
>> >>>>> dispatcher-related ones I have no clue.  Maybe it's an unfounded
>> >>>>> concern, I dunno...
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I have the same concerns.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Perhaps we should get 0.9 released ASAP,
>> >>>> then make a concerted effort to build a Dispatcher
>> >>>> community. Make another release soon after.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> I understand what you are all saying, but the dispatcher is basically
one transformer and
>> >>> the usage of locationmap for resolving the structurer and contracts.
There is not much
>> >>> more to it.
>> >>
>> >> So, would you be against a 0.9 release with dispatcher in the
>> >> whiteboard?  Does anyone have the time in the near future to move it
>> >> from the whiteboard anyway?
>> >
>> >
>> > I am not sure about the community support as reason to keep it in the whiteboard.
There are many devs and committer
>> > that uses the dispatcher so I do not see the missing community around it.
>>
>> Thanks Thorsten, fair enough, I'm hoping someone finds time to move it
>> to /plugins soon?  I've been avoiding the dispatcher related 0.9
>> issues until this decision was made so we'll also need to start
>> picking through those issues and figuring which can be pushed off.
>>
>> --tim
>
> I can find the time to move it, but do we have a consensus? It's hard
> to tell when it's so quiet.

As I understand it, it could happen under lazy approval anyway.  I
dunno, maybe a vote is in order.

On the other hand, I need to find our documentation on plugin releases
and how they do/do not necessarily coincide with the app itself - I
think Ross has written about this somewhere...

--tim

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