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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Publicising methods in a GA release (was: (HTTPCLIENT-1467) Why is MultipartEntityBuilder::addPart(FormBodyPart) private?)
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:54:02 GMT
Why not move trunk to 5.0 instead of 4.4 so we can drop all this deprecated
code?

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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