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From Joan Llenas Masó <joan.llenas.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: FLEX-1: graduate Flex!
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:24:28 GMT
Agree, IMO at least a major release would need to be released and a
profound change in the architecture would need to be applied in order to
justify a change in the package naming.
Backward compatibility is very important.

cheers


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On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 14:13, Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicholas@spoon.as>wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 4:44 AM, Rick Winscot <rick.winscot@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Flex Release
> > # package names... if anyone has worked 'around' the SDK and ended up
> > monkey patching components they'll know what I'm talking about; if we
> > keep the existing namespaces - the collisions, conflicts, and
> > framework caching issues could stall progress (in a bad way). If we
> > change the package structure... it will minimize conflicts and give us
> > a clear path (identity) forward without having to worry about
> > intermingling bytecode ( wink wink ).
> >
> > Also... this would be a first / relatively easy change that would
> > warrant a first release - establishing the Apache Flex Framework.
> >
> >
> Lets not bring this up again -- it's already been discussed ad-nausea in
> the past.  We don't want to change the package names for 4.6.1.  It would
> break ALL the compatibility with previous versions for very little gain.
>  Anybody who has written a component that extends ANY component would need
> to update it to work with the Apache Flex.   Every example, book, blog post
> out there would no longer be valid -- and that would hurt us in the end.
>
> Maybe much further down the road this is something we should consider, but
> for right now, lets put out a release with bug fixes and critical updates
> to show we know how to push things forward rather than cosmetic changes...
>
> -Nick
>
>
> >
> > R
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 3:52 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
> > <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> > > ...not immediately - but I've created
> > > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX-1 to keep track of the
> > > major steps towards graduation.
> > >
> > > There's a discussion in the Incubator PMC currently about how to
> > > better keep track of podlings' status and help the move forward, I
> > > think this will help.
> > >
> > > -Bertrand
> >
>

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