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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] - Packages renaming and backward compatibility (was: Re: [VOTE] Graduate Sqoop podling from Apache Incubator)
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:43:47 GMT
On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 10:57 PM, Doug Cutting <> wrote:

> On 03/07/2012 11:31 PM, Alex Karasulu wrote:
> > Not trying to beat a dead horse to death here but I'm starting to think
> > that we might have had some basis to these package namespace issues. The
> > recent private Lucene-Commons threads show what can happen if this policy
> > is that hmmm liberal. Don't know if that's the right choice of words.
> The differences between the cases should inform any policy.
> In one case you have the inclusion of an older package name for
> back-compatibility by the same community that created the older API.  In
> the other case you have the inclusion of an API that conflicts with one
> managed by a different, still-active community.

Regardless of the situation in which this occurs the potential problem is a
namespace conflict. But I hear ya. The social situation is very different.

Best Regards,
-- Alex

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