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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Time line for 5.0; was Re: Publicising methods in a GA release
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:05:51 GMT
On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2014-02-21 at 15:54 -0500, Gary Gregory wrote:
> > Why not move trunk to 5.0 instead of 4.4 so we can drop all this
> deprecated
> > code?
> >
>
> Major releases tend to be very disruptive. They are supposed to be. We
> should consider doing 5.0 after 4.4 and taking it as an opportunity to
> introduce some major features such as HTTP/2.0 support. However,
> speaking from 4.0 experience it may take years to complete.
>
> I would not do a major release just to drop deprecated code.
>

Perhaps, but you could start there, release early release often. 5.0 could
drop code, 5.1 could start adding features.

Gary


>
> Oleg
>
> > Gary
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org
> >wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, 2014-02-21 at 14:49 +0000, sebb wrote:
> > > > Surely this is equivalent to adding a new public method, which would
> be
> > > allowed?
> > > >
> > > > We cannot remove the public qualifier, but I don't see why adding it
> > > > could cause a problem.
> > > >
> > >
> > > It is up to us to decide whether or not it is ok to add new methods in
> > > bug fix releases x.y.Z, but so far I was always trying to keep them
> > > fully compatible. In the stable release branch people should be able to
> > > upgrade as well as downgrade without making any code changes.
> > >
> > > Oleg
> > >
> > >
> > >
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