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From Bahman Movaqar <Bah...@BahmanM.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Groovy Roadmap
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:07:40 GMT
On 01/31/2017 09:37 AM, C├ędric Champeau wrote:
> Hi guys,
> 
> There are multiple conversations going on for weeks, and I think they
> are going nowhere. We could discuss for months what's the best plan for
> Groovy, without releasing anything. Here are the challenges that are
> waiting for us:
> 
> 1. release a version of Groovy that integrates Groovy macros
> 2. upgrade the minimal runtime required for Groovy to 1.7, which is
> required to smoothly transition to higher requirements (and also, make
> our devs lives easier)
> 3. upgrade the minimal runtime required for Groovy to 1.8, allowing us
> to drop the old call site caching and use indy Groovy everywhere
> 4. integrate Parrot, which replaces the use of Antlr2 with Antlr4
> 5. compatibility with Jigsaw, aka "Groovy as a module"
> 
> I would like to propose the following plan:
> 
> - Groovy 2.5: integrates 1 and 2, to be released ASAP, we've been
> waiting for this for too long
> - Groovy 2.6: integrate 4, implying backporting Parrot to Java 7
> - Groovy 3.0: integrate 3 and 5. The only version with necessary
> breaking changes (we have no choice here)
> - [ ] YES, I approve the roadmap above
> - [ ] NO, I do not approve the roadmap abobe beause...
> - [ ] I don't mind, or this goes beyond what I can think of

YES.

Just a side note: Doing 2 in a minor release (2.4 -> 2.5) breaks
backward compatibility --I'd personally rather see such changes in a
major version bump.  On the other hand, JRE6 is (should be) history now,
so this really doesn't matter :-)

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