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From Simon Willnauer <simon.willna...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Moving towards Lucene 4.0
Date Tue, 17 May 2011 08:12:23 GMT
On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Shai Erera <serera@gmail.com> wrote:
> We anyway seem to mark every new API as @lucene.experimental these days, so
> we shouldn't have too much problem when 4.0 is out :).
>
> Experimental API is subject to change at any time. We can consider that as
> an option as well (maybe it adds another option to Robert's?).
>
> Though personally, I'm not a big fan of this notion - I think we deceive
> ourselves and users when we have @experimental on a "stable" branch. Any
> @experimental API on trunk today falls into this bucket after 4.0 is out.
> And I'm sure there are a couple in 3.x already.
>
> Don't get me wrong - I don't suggest we should stop using it. But I think we
> should consider to review the @experimental API before every "stable"
> release, and reduce it over time, not increase it.

+1
>
> Shai
>
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Robert Muir <rcmuir@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Simon Willnauer
>> <simon.willnauer@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> > I have to admit that branch is very rough and the API is super hard to
>> > use. For now!
>> > Lets not be dragged away into discussion how this API should look like
>> > there will be time
>> > for that.
>>
>> +1, this is what i really meant by "decide how to handle". I don't
>> think we will be able to quickly "decide how to fix" the branch
>> itself, i think its really complicated. But we can admit its really
>> complicated and won't be solved very soon, and try to figure out a
>> release strategy with this in mind.
>>
>> (p.s. sorry simon, you got two copies of this message i accidentally
>> hit reply instead of reply-all)
>>
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