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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: JPA 2.0 development plans...
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:33:55 GMT
Hi Kevin,

Good idea to branch and distinguish JPA 1.0 from JPA 2.0 specification  

I'd also like to hear from the user community about both the strategy  
and the timing of branching.


On Sep 30, 2008, at 9:10 AM, Kevin Sutter wrote:

> Due to the upcoming JPA 2.0 development activities, the OpenJPA svn
> repository needs to make a few changes.  Since the JPA 2.0 changes  
> could be
> disruptive to current JPA 1.0 processing (at least during initial
> development), I would like to create a 1.3.x service branch.  This  
> 1.3.x
> branch would indicate the end of new development based on the JPA 1.0
> specification.  This 1.3.x branch could be used for any necessary  
> support
> activities (or even a potential release, if necessary), but the  
> mainline
> trunk would now become the basis for JPA 2.0 development (2.0.0- 
> All new development activity would continue in trunk, just like the  
> past.
> But, we would also have the ability to start experimenting with some  
> of the
> new features that have been identified in the early drafts of the  
> JPA 2.0
> specification.  Granted, we only have the single Early Draft Review  
> version
> of the JPA 2.0 spec, but it's at least a start.  Even if we have to  
> modify a
> few things along the way, at least we're getting experience with the  
> new
> specification.  And, we can initiate a roadmap for the new features  
> and
> hopefully encourage new participation by the diverse OpenJPA  
> community.
> We need to determine the "best date" for this cutover.  Since I'm  
> not sure
> on the current development activities of the OpenJPA developers,  
> let's use
> this thread for the discussion.  Since the end of Sept is fast  
> approaching,
> let's shoot for Friday, Oct 31 as the cutover date.
> Comments or suggestions are welcome!
> Kevin

Craig L Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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