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From Larry Meadors <lmead...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Discontinue Support for: iBATIS Java 1.x, JDK 1.3 and DTDs at ibatis.com
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2005 20:29:05 GMT
I am not sure i understand: Will the iBATIS 1.x DTDs remain where they
are, go away (potentially a very, very bad thing), or get moved to
apache.org?

Larry


On 11/5/05, Clinton Begin <clinton.begin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone:
>
>  == What? ==
>
>  I'm going to raise a vote and recommend to discontinue support for:
>
>    * iBATIS 1.x (including 2.0 compat package)
>    * All JDKs 1.3 and earlier (and therefore old JDBC versions)
>    * DTDs hosted by iBATIS.com
>
>  == Why? ==
>
>  I'm basing my recommendations on the following facts:
>
>  Only 3% of iBATIS users use iBATIS 1.x.
>  Only 13% of iBATIS users use JDK 1.3.1 or earlier
>  We serve up 1.4 million copies of our DTD every month from
> ibatis.com....which is costing me money. :-)
>
>  Discontinuing support for these will allow us to move forward with more new
> features and lighten the code up a bit.
>
>  == When? ==
>
>  iBATIS 1.x support ends as of version 2.2.0 (next feature release)
>  JDK 1.3 and earlier versions support ends as of version 2.2.0 (next feature
> release)
>  DTDs hosted at iBATIS.com removed by November 30th 2005 as per the
> warning[1] that went out in September (90 days notice).
>
>  To be proactive, pragmatic and practical, we will tag the SVN repository at
> version 2.1.6 (next bug fix release).  This version can then be branched if
> necessary to fix any critical issues for those living in Bedrock.
>
>  == Who? ==
>
>  Would all PMC members please vote on the three items individually
>
>  (  )  iBATIS 1.x is unsupported as of version 2.2.0
>  (  )  JDK 1.3 and earlier are unsupported as of version 2.2.0
>  (  )  DTDs hosted at iBATIS.com are removed as of November 30th, 2005.
>
>  Everyone else is free to comment.  If you think your business will be
> significantly impacted by this, please let us know.
>
>  Cheers,
>
>  Clinton
>
>
>  [1]
> http://www.mail-archive.com/user-java@ibatis.apache.org/msg01333.html
>
>

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