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From Thomas Fischer <fisc...@seitenbau.net>
Subject RE: torque 4 plan (was: RE: Release candidate of torque 4 site - please review)
Date Mon, 08 Mar 2010 08:49:39 GMT
> > What I also would like is some kind of plan on what Torque4 actually
> > contain. It would be nice to know what the "heavy development"
> on
> > the first page is and what is left of it.
> There were occasional discussions about this during the last three years,
> and most certainly I do not remember everything. And also, this is my
> personal list, so everything I say here is subject to community approval:
> What will most certainly change:
> - package and class names in the generator (the "generator" name is too
> overloaded, so the name of the generator class will change and the "gf"
> package name will change to "generator")
> - configuration syntax in the generator will reflect the class name
> in the generator
> - the templates need to be adapted to the generator configuration changes
> - ant support for the generator will be added
> - something needs to be done about the ant tasks that were in 3.3. but
> not yet present in 4.0.
> - external schema support will be added in the templates
> - package structure of the templates (the id table sql templates are
> currently not in the sql package which is confusing)
> What will probably change:
> - the Criteria class might get refactored (no inheritance of HashMap etc)
> or might get an alternative
> - There might be a custom type for column Ids (not the String constants
> used now)
> - There might be an alternative to static peer classes to ease plugging
> of an alternative implementation
> What will hopefully not change
> - migration from Torque3 to Torque4 should be as painless as possible. So
> the behaviour of the runtime should change as little as possible.

ouch, forgot one and another:

what will most probably change:
- village will be removed from the runtime (and as a result from the

what might change:
- subject to further discussion, java 1.4 might not be supported any more
in the runtime.

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