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From Keith Suderman <suder...@anc.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Groovy 2.6 potential retirement to focus on Groovy 3.0
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:53:09 GMT


> On Jun 13, 2018, at 2:17 PM, Paul King <paulk@asert.com.au> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 5:11 PM, David Dawson <david.dawson@simplicityitself.com <mailto:david.dawson@simplicityitself.com>>
wrote:
> I would vote 2.
> 
> Actually, i would vote 3) abandon 2.6 immediately.
> 
> We identified a few major things that were broken in the previous alpha release of
> 2.6 but only due to trivial packaging issues, hence the plan to do one more release.

How about an option #4.  If you are planning to do one more release of 2.6.0 anyway just drop
the 'alpha' from the name and announce that it is the first and last 2.6.x release expected.

- Keith

> 
> Also, Jesper identified a few things that can easily be aligned from 3.0 in
> a very short period of time. I am happy to wait for his thumbs up before proceeding.
> 
> I am also keen on releasing another alpha of 3.0 at the same time as the 2.6 alpha.
> I believe that will make our life easier when answering future support-oriented questions
> about 2.6 on the mailing list going forward.
> 
> So, doing one more alpha release of 2.6 has minimal impact on 3.0 timing and leaves
> us in as clean a state as can be hoped for when retiring a previously planned branch.
> 
> Cheers, Paul.
> 

----------------------
Keith Suderman
Research Associate
Department of Computer Science
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
suderman@cs.vassar.edu





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