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From "Jeff Butler" <jeffgbut...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Abator renamed to iBATOR
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2008 16:09:39 GMT
Thanks for the advice - I'll take it!  I was already getting weary of typing
iBATOR - ibator it is.

Thanks for the freedom to do this - and the encouragement about ibator.

Jeff Butler

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Clinton Begin <clinton.begin@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> Clinton
>
>
> 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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