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From James William Dumay <>
Subject RE: Wagon changes and WebDAV
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2008 00:44:02 GMT

On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 20:11 -0400, Brian E. Fox wrote:
> >The other problem with dropping it into the distribution is that when  
> >we find out there is a bug in it you can't simply specify a new  
> >version of the provider, you would have to go replace the provider and
> >all its deps, or make your own shaded JAR which would be a pain in the
> >ass.
> (see full thread here:
> So the above captures exactly the problem we are seeing now. James has
> an issue with webdav that may require a fix. This is probably an
> existing issue and is not core so it shouldn't hold up the 2.0.9
> release. The issue is that even if he finds and fixes it, there's no way
> to upgrade the extension until we do 2.0.10. This seems like it could be
> a bigger issue than what we've tried to solve, which is make
> deploy:deploy-file slightly easier to use for one specific protocol.
> Reading back over the thread, there seemed to be general consensus that
> this isn't the direction we wanted to go with the trunk, but that 2.0.x
> wasn't as much of a concern. I think it should be still a concern given
> the potential to really lock people in. Furthermore this has a big
> potential to cause regressions because now we just forced everyone to
> upgrade their webdav even if they didn't want to...and there's nothing
> they can do about it. That's not cool and I vote we take this out before
> minting 2.0.9. (I'm leaving it in for RC4 to allow time for discussion
> and time for more testing of the RC)
> --Brian
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