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From "Sean Landis" <sean.lan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: a potential "AR1" release
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:22:21 GMT
Ok, this may be heretic to some...Given a choice, I'd much rather
prefer progress over backward compatibility.

Sean

On 9/4/07, Jim Hurley <Jim.Hurley@sun.com> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2007, at 3:47 AM, Dan Creswell wrote:
> > Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> >> Bob Scheifler wrote:
> >>> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Perhaps in view that jar layouts may change further, there might be
> >>>> an official directory of deprecated jars so that documentation and
> >>>> discussions can focus on the nature of those jars?
> >>>
> >>> Moving the existing deprecated jars (jini-core.jar, jini-ext.jar,
> >>> sdm-dl.jar, sun-util.jar) could break existing scripts/etc that
> >>> reference them, so if the desire is for AR1 to maintain maximum
> >>> compatibility, it would seem preferable to leave them where they
> >>> are.
> >>
> >> Your call, but my thoughts are that there will already be some
> >> changes
> >> involved in testing and integrating AR1, for many.  So, having to
> >> change
> >> some referred to directory structures, etc, may not be a big impact
> >> overall.
> >
> > What do the rest of the user-base think about this? ^^^
> >
> > How much backward compatibility does everybody expect in this first
> > release?
> >
> > Anybody out there?
>
> Hey Dan-
>
> My guess is that we haven't made enough substantive progress in this
> (River) project yet to attract Jini users to these mailing lists.  We
> certainly
> have some (who seem to be generally lurking), but it will not be
> (IMHO) until
> we get out a release or two before 'users' will start to be very
> vocal on this
> list.
>
> It might be better to ask this at jini/javaspaces-users right now.
>
> My 2c.
>
> -Jim
>

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