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From Yegor Kozlov <yegor.koz...@dinom.ru>
Subject Re: Discussions on POI 4.0 / Java7/8 voting
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:46:08 GMT
+1 to the semantic versioning

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:32 PM, kiwiwings <kiwiwings@apache.org> wrote:

> Javen O'Neal-2 wrote
> > How many releases into the 4.x series will we allow for API breaks? If we
> > need to make all of our API changes by the time 4.0 final releases, then
> > we
> > might have a few more 4.0 betas than other releases (and probably
> wouldn't
> > be ready for 4.0 final until Q2 2018).
>
> I forgot to mention a voting about semantic versioning:
> d) apply semantic versioning for 4.0.0+?
>
> So we would have 4.0.1/.2... instead of the betas.
> The problem with our beta-approach vs. semantic versioning is, that we can
> have breaks in newly introduced APIs - and patch/minor versions ought to be
> backwards-compatible.
> If this contradiction is ok for you, I would say, as long as we keep
> pushing
> the patch versions,
> we can keep changing the API.
>
>
>
> Yegor Kozlov-4 wrote
> > JDK 1.8 might be an acceptance killer for Apache Tika, one of our major
> > consumers, as Tika still compiles on JDK 1.7. It makes sense to drop a
> > line
> > to @tika-dev and confirm it.
>
> When writing the initial mail, I thought about this.
> ... but I like to have the feedback first of the POI PMCs.
>
> Andi
>
>
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