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From Hernan Cunico <hcun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] GEP 2.1 support for v1.1
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:55:29 GMT
Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Tim McConnell <tim.mcconne@gmail.com 
> <mailto:tim.mcconne@gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hi, The JAXB refactoring of the GEP 2.1.x code is almost complete
>     for the 2.0.x
>     and 2.1.x versions of the Geronimo servers. Most major functions are
>     now working
>     and we are much better positioned to handle future schema changes in
>     a more
>     timely manner. Traditionally, the GEP has supported 3 to 4 versions
>     of the
>     Geronimo server (primarily to provide a migration/upgrade path), and
>     we had
>     originally planned on supporting v1.1, v2.0.x, v2.1.x. However,
>     since we are
>     almost 2 months behind the release of the v2.1 Geronimo server I
>     would like to
>     discuss some possible alternatives for supporting the v1.1 Geronimo
>     server in
>     this release of the GEP:
> 
>     #1. Proceed with the JAXB refactoring work for the v1.1 code
>     (obviously the most
>     expensive in terms of time and testing required)
> 
>     #2. Leave the v1.1 support in the current EMF implementation (i.e.,
>     the JAXB and
>     EMF implementations would co-exist)
> 
>     #3. Remove support altogether for v1.1 in this release of the GEP --
>     support
>     only the v2.0 and v2.1 Geronimo servers (the least expensive in
>     terms of time
>     and testing required)
> 
>     I'm now of the opinion that we should pursue alternative #3 and
>     remove v1.1
>     support entirely. My primary rationale is that the the old 2.0
>     release of the
>     GEP can still be used to provide v1.1 server support, and still
>     provides a
>     migration path from v1.1 to v2.0. It's true that we would lose the
>     v1.1 to v2.1
>     migration path, but this is mitigated somewhat since the support in
>     the GEP for
>     the v2.0 and v2.1 versions of the server is almost identical.
>     Equally important
>     is that we could then focus entirely on fixing the few remaining
>     JIRAs and
>     augmenting our JUnit testcases, and release the GEP 2.1 quicker
>     (i.e., in the
>     next week or 10 days). Thoughts ??
> 
> 
> I too am +1 for #3 - would allow us to focus entirely on fixing critical 
> jiras & release GEP 2.1 quicker.

ditto

Cheers!
Hernan
> 
> 
>     --
>     Thanks,
>     Tim McConnell
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Shiva

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