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From "Tom Hobbs" <tom.ho...@sucfin.com>
Subject RE: Release versioning
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 08:49:10 GMT
I agree with Niclas, breaking source but not binary compatibility sounds
like a strange set of difficult circumstances.

I'd got for a more simple definition of "Major Release - might break
anything you're currently doing, please check the release notes".

This is where I make a comment about changing all the package names...



-----Original Message-----
From: hedhman@gmail.com [mailto:hedhman@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Niclas
Sent: 01 October 2009 08:08
To: river-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Release versioning

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Peter Firmstone <jini@zeus.net.au>

> -Major Release, new Features, Packages & API, API Changes that Break
> (compile time) compatibility but not binary (runtime) compatibility.

What are you going to call a release that breaks binary compatibility?
Personally, I think this requirement is too ambitious. If source
compatibility is broken, you might as well allow for binary
compatibility to break as well. I doubt the constraint is valuable
enough, and instead try to keep both source and binary compatibility
as long as possible and aggregate changes into any major releases very

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