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From Bill Janssen <>
Subject Re: 1.4.3 breaks 1.4.1 QueryParser functionality
Date Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:04:28 GMT
> On Jan 5, 2005, at 3:46 PM, Bill Janssen wrote:
> > Maybe I just misunderstand your release numbering policy.  Typically,
> > in a library project that has major, minor, and micro release numbers,
> > I'd expect no API changes between micro releases of a single minor
> > release; only backward-compatible API extensions between different
> > minor releases of a single major release; possible wholesale API
> > changes (not backward compatible) between different major releases.
> > Is this the kind of thinking that you also have?
> Yes, absolutely.  The flaw you have stumbled on was completely an 
> oversight and a mistake that should not have occurred.  I, for one, 
> apologize for not catching it.  Only because I have custom QueryParser 
> subclasses and lots of unit tests did I catch the signature changes 
> that I did, and I'm not sure how I missed this one.  I have not gone 
> back, yet, to review the change history and whether my code is broken 
> in one of those versions of Lucene, or whether I've not overridden that 
> method.

OK, then it's just a bug, and we all make bugs (me probably more than
you, at that).  Thanks for all your help with this, Erik.


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