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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClana...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat 3.3 / 4.0 confusion, rant and plan...
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2000 02:13:15 GMT
cmanolache@yahoo.com wrote:

> What about this:
>
> - I start a new revolution in tomcat3.2 space ( proposals/something ),
> and all the implementation of 2.3 and all controversial stuff will go
> there ( i.e. all new features, like dav, http1.1, resource caching, the
> new SMTP and POP3 protocols - since any feature will be in fact just an
> interceptor plus the implementation itself )
>

+1

>
> - in tomcat3.3 we'll only have bug fixes, no other features. Tomcat3.3
> will continue to be servlet2.2/jsp1.1, etc

-0

I'm establishment now :-).  I only care about 3.2 and 4.0, because they
are the plan of record at the moment.

And on 3.3, Costin can fix his own bugs :-)

>
> If the "revolution" rules still apply ( and I hope this is the case),
> there is no "vote" or procedure for revolutions, and any developer is free
> to work on whatever he likes. My preference is ( as you know ) to continue
> with the current stable codebase.

yep -- revolution rules still apply.

I do want to see one other tangible result.  It would be useful if 3.2
could be returned to the main branch after you've moved the things you
want to keep.  That will be much less confusing for people using
anonymous CVS, especially after 3.2 is released.

>
> That will be ( hopefully ) the last time we have this problem - I don't
> think we'll need any core change after 3.3 ( the code is very small now,
> and almost all work is delegated to modules - so it's very little that may
> change ). After that we can follow the 3.3.1, etc - again, only bug fixes.
>
> IMHO it's a decent proposal - I'll try to think of a name ( or names ) for
> the new "module-revolutions" - and everyone should be happy ( with some
> bad memories, maybe ). That will also allow to take more agressive steps
> in improving tomcat3 ( since the "revolution" branch will be less visible
> and the pressure will be lower ).
>
> It's cool to be revolutionar ( even if I still believe evolution is the
> way to go).
>

It definitely has its moments ;-)

>
> Costin

Craig

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