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From "Alexandru Popescu" <the.mindstorm.mailingl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: mixin property and ConstraintViolationException
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2006 12:05:09 GMT
Thank Jukka!

I am not sure that I can fill in a bug yet, because I cannot reproduce the
problem. Probably it was originated in incompatible repository versions.

Many thanks for describing the version policy. It makes a lot of sense. And
I've been also thinking about the export/import functionality as the single
standard way of assurin content upgrades. Though, this task can be really
tedious considering a very very big repository. Add to this some binary
content, and I am quite sure that the export/import would need more than 4Gb
of RAM for creating and writting the XML, or a very good strategy to slice
the content.

However, I have to agree with you that there are no other possibilities :-(.

once again many thanks,

.w( the_mindstorm )p.

On 3/15/06, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not sure I can help you with the problem you were facing. Can you
> file a bug report with steps to reproduce? I'll comment on the release
> versioning questions though.
> On 3/15/06, Alexandru Popescu <the.mindstorm.mailinglist@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The questions now:
> > - why do these incompatibilities appear when upgrading jackrabbit
> version?
> > - what is the way to recover content before/after an upgrade?
> > - are there any known solutions for this kind of problem?
> > - is this gonna be a problem in the future?
> So far there have been no guarantees on backwards compatibility, even
> the 0.9 release explicitly warned about possible compatibility issues
> when upgrading to 1.0. This is however going to change once the 1.0
> release is out.
> The plan is to adopt a three-level MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH versioning
> scheme, where each PATCH version (like 1.0.x) will be drop-in
> compatible with other versions of the same MINOR release. PATCH
> releases will be made from the MINOR release branches to fix reported
> bugs, but will contain no new features or non-compatible changes. It
> should always be possible to switch between PATCH releases by just
> changing the jar files and restarting Jackrabbit.
> The MINOR releases can contain new features and other internal changes
> but should not break binary compatibility with clients that only use
> the JCR and org.apache.jackrabbit.api interfaces. It is possible
> (although not preferred) that a MINOR release upgrade will require a
> system view export/import or a similar backup/restore procedure for
> existing content and configuration, but clear instructions on doing so
> will be included in the release notes if something like that is
> needed.
> MAJOR releases may contain changes to the client APIs and extensive
> internal modifications. The foreseeable future for Jackrabbit is to
> release 2.0 for the JCR 2.0 API in 2007 when the JSR-283 is final.
> I hope this answers your questions.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
> --
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