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From "Shiva Kumar H R" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] GEP 2.1 support for v1.1
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:34:15 GMT
So are we finally going in for #3? If yes, we must drop v1.1 plug-ins before
we release GEP 2.1.0 as most of them may not be working as expected!

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Tim McConnell <>

> 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 ??
> --
> Thanks,
> Tim McConnell


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