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From "Clinton Begin" <clinton.be...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Abator renamed to iBATOR
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:21:41 GMT
Sorry, I forgot to mention this sooner...  It's a minor recommendation for
your own sanity.

I suggest avoiding the reverse title case used by iBATIS... It's a decision
I wish I hadn't made.  I would suggest simply using Ibator or even better:
ibator.  In hindsight, I wish I had used all lowercase:  ibatis.  It might
also look better and be easier to read when written in its full form:
Apache iBATIS ibator.

While unique, it presents a lot of challenges in typing, naming, and general
writing.   Totally your call though.

Other than that, I love the new name, despite the reason for the change.

Congratulations again on building a kick ass product that is gathering
attention of all kinds.


On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Jeff Butler <jeffgbutler@gmail.com> wrote:

> Due to a trade registration dispute, we are renaming Apache iBATIS Abator
> to Apache iBATIS iBATOR.
> The new version is still under development - although the core work is
> almost complete.  I have committed an initial version to SVN so you can take
> a look at what's going on.  There will be no further enhancements or changes
> to Abator - all new work will be in the iBATOR code stream here:
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ibatis/trunk/java/tools/ibator/.
> I will be focusing on some changes to the Eclipse plugin for the new few
> weeks before doing a formal release.  The new version will NOT be 100%
> compatible with Abator - but will be very close.  Transition from Abator to
> iBATOR should be simple.  I've listed some information about the development
> effort on the iBATOR homepage (http://ibatis.apache.org/ibator.html) if
> you want more information.
> This would be a good time to make suggestions for improvements to iBATOR
> as I am willing to make some breaking changes with the new version - so feel
> free to let me know if there are things you would like to see added or
> changed.  BTW - I know there is some interest about seeing table
> relationships handled in iBATOR.  This will not make it into the initial
> release.  It's a big job, and I'm still not convinced of the usefulness of
> doing this.
> I hope to keep the disruption to a minimum, and I will include a migration
> guide once the new version is complete.  Let me know if you have any good
> ideas for the future of iBATOR.
> Jeff Butler

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