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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: Back Compatibility of Contrib. was Re: [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1142) Updated Snowball package
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:24:25 GMT

: Do we require the contrib to adhere to the same back compatibility rules as
: trunk?  I don't know that it has been established.  Thoughts?  Analysis is a
: pretty tricky one, as compared to the other packages.

we discussed this a little while back and put it on the wiki...

>> "All contribs are not created equal." 
>> The compatibility commitments of a contrib package can vary based on 
>> it's maturity and intended usage. The README.txt file for each contrib 
>> should identify it's approach to compatibility. If the README.txt file 
>> for a contrib package does not address it's backwards compatibility 
>> commitments users should assume it does not make any compatibility 
>> commitments. 

...personally i think the analysis contrib should have the same compat 
reqruitements as the core given how heavily used it is.


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