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Author Bob dot Tarling at irishlife dot ie
Full name Bob dot Tarling at irishlife dot ie
Date 2003-08-14 08:59:36 PDT
Message Hi Greg

You day - "next version of .97 or .10"

I assume you mean "next version of 0.9.7 or 0.10.0" as we are currently on
0.9.6 not .96

What did you think of my previous comments on the matter.
If you would like a different version number increments then please come up
with a suggestion.

Based on the existing format of x.y.z -
When would you choose to change x?
When would you choose to change y?
When would you choose to change z?

Please see my previous mail for my suggestions.

Cheers

Bob.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barnes, Greg [CORP] [SMTP:greg.barnes@ma​il.sprint.com]
> Sent: 14 August 2003 16:49
> To: dev at gef dot tigris dot org
> Subject: RE: [gef-dev] Compatibility to 0.9.6
>
> Bob / all,
>
> I still think the GEF team should think hard before going from a .9
> release to a .10 release.
>
> During the last few days while talking to over 20 software development
> friends and associates (at several points in time), I told them I was
> making a next version of a software package and asked for their opinion on
> whether I should give it a next version of .97 or .10. I thought that I
> would get a mixed result, especially from the people that were active
> developers, but I was wrong. The response was unanimous against a .10
> version. The response went from ".10 is kind of confusing." to ".10 is ok
> for a file version, but its really stupid product version." (no offense).
>
> I my point is that I think perception really does matter.
>
> I promise this is the last time I'll harp on it.
>
> Sorry if I missed it, but I was hoping to see discussion on this.
>
> Discussion please.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob dot Tarling at irishlife dot ie [mailto:Bob.Tarling@​irishlife.ie]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:57 AM
> To: dev at gef dot tigris dot org
> Subject: [gef-dev] Compatibility to 0.9.6
>
>
> Hi all
>
> See my reports on issue 42.
>
> I'll start tackling those methods in the methods.txt document starting
> with
> those to do with Vector/List changes (anyone want to look at the others?)
>
> In the meantime does the following look like a reasonable announcement to
> the users of our intentions. I think they should be made aware as soon as
> possible of the attributes problem so that they can prepare in advance for
> the release.
>
> Regards
>
> Bob.
>
> ====================​====================​===
>
>
> Dear GEF Users
>
> As you may be aware the GEF team have recently reformed and we are working
> towards a vers 0.10 alpha release.
>
> This includes the patches kindly supplied to us by Gentleware.
>
> An unfortunate side effect of these patches is that it breaks our current
> contract with yourselves by having removed or changed the signature of
> various methods and attributes.
>
> Much of this is by having replaced methods that took Vectors as arguments
> or
> returns now expect Lists or more generic Collections.
>
> Our current work at GEF is to reimplement as many of the old methods as
> possible.
>
> Where we have difficulties is where your applications may be directly
> accessing public or protected variables within GEF objects. In this case
> the
> change from Vector to List will definitely affect the compatibility to
> your
> products.
>
> Our suggestion for the time being is that you attempt to convert your
> products while still using GEF0.9.6 to call accessor methods of the
> objects
> rather than directly access any GEF instance variables. This way we should
> remain compatible across releases.
>
> We apologise for this situation. In future we are making more effort to
> deprecate methods and attributes at least one release before they are
> dropped.
>
> Regards
>
> Bob Tarling
>
> GEF Team
>
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