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From Erick Erickson <erickerick...@gmail.com>
Subject Why release 3.0?
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:10:25 GMT
One of my "specialties" is asking obvious questions just to see if
everyone's assumptions
are aligned. So with the discussion about branching 3.0 I have to ask "Is
there going to
be any 3.0 release intended for *production*?". And if not, would we save a
lot of work
by just not worrying about retrofitting fixes to a 3.0 branch and carrying
on with 3.1
as the first *supported* 3.x release?

Since 3.0 is "upgrade-to-java5 and remove deprecations", I'm not sure *as a
user* I see a
good reason to upgrade to 3.0. Getting a "beta/snapshot" release to get a
head start on
cleaning up my code does seem worthwhile, if I have the spare time. And
having a base
3.0 version that's not changing all over the place would be useful for that.

That said, I'm also not terribly comfortable with a "release" that's out
there and unsupported.

Apologies if this has already been discussed, but I don't remember it.
Although my memory
isn't what it used to be (but some would claim it never was<G>)...

Erick

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