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From Randy Kobes <ra...@theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca>
Subject Re: nuking old mod_perls before installing unstable
Date Tue, 22 Mar 2005 16:00:45 GMT
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Stas Bekman wrote:

> Stas Bekman wrote:
> > Geoffrey Young wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> >> basically, my position is that mod_perl is not at 2.0 yet, so until it
> >> does
> >> the entire API is up for grabs.
> >
> >
> > Your (current pmc's) position completely disregards the
> > fact that when we announced the first RC1 we said that
> > the API is *frozen* and very minor bug fixes may affect
> > the API to a very minimum. We have given people the
> > green light to port their projects to mp2, promising
> > that only minor changes might be required before the
> > gold 2.0 goes out.
> >
> > What you are proposing is a blow in the face not only to
> > the users but to the developer's in first place,
> > completely undermining any words that were said to the
> > users before.
> >
> > This is immature.
>
> It didn't take too long to see the surprised comments from
> developers:
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Many perl glue problems
> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 12:59:09 +0100
> From: Max Kellermann <max@duempel.org>
> To: Markus Wichitill <mawic@gmx.de>
> CC: apreq-dev@httpd.apache.org
> References: <20050322085314.GB9732@roonstrasse.net> <423FFC4A.4080101@gmx.de>
>
> On 2005/03/22 12:06, Markus Wichitill <mawic@gmx.de> wrote:
>  > AFAICT there's only one unstable apreq branch with both the multi-env
>  > stuff and the Apache2:: namespace change, for which you'd need the
>  > unstable mod_perl branch, too.
>  >
>  >
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/perl/modperl/branches/apache2-rename-unstable
>
> Thanks, that solved my problem. All tests pass.
>
> So they're changing the API after they published a release
> candidate.. strange.

I think everyone would agree that such changes being
proposed after a release candidate is out are very unusual,
and not done lightly. To be fair, though - Max, were you
aware of the heated controversy on the mod_perl side that
generated this rename proposal?

-- 
best regards,
randy

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