|Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] DTP major version bump for Neon|
You definitely get my big thumbs up for stepping up to prevent starvation! Unfortunately you also get my big thumbs down for the big box of sugar coated candies that tend to make children sick. I don't doubt at all that your intentions are good. Also, as the sole active committer on several projects, I can 100% empathize with your plight. I am also sensitive to the fact that no good deed goes unpunished: no matter how hard one tries to do good things, someone will rag on it. It's quite demoralizing so we must learn to keep the negaholics at bay. You have my sympathy...
I do kindly, respectfully, and formally ask you to reconsider this disruptive move with DTP. Major version increments are justifiable only as they relate to breakage of API, which is not the case here. As participants on the release train and as leaders of our development communities we should (must) carefully consider the impact of our actions. In this case, your actions are needlessly disruptive. They fly in the face of the documented processes, and do so over the objections of other community leaders. Please, please, please reconsider...
For those who will rail about Konstantine's right to do as he believes best, please don't turn this into an issue about "rights". Yes of course Konstantine is free to break API. Let's not belabor that point. I too am free to break API for EMF, but I also know that it's an absolute no go for my community, so I live with the burden imposed by the restriction and continue to work on the fundamentally thankless task of making sure that everything I do is not disruptive and therefore mostly unnoticed. Our community must stand up for individual rights, but anarchy is no solution...
Note that I will not change the build for EMF ODA to build against the version-bumped DTP ODA bundles, so the EMF bundles will continue to exclude API breaking versions of DTP ODA. It's up to the DTP project to version their bundles semantically to reflect true API breakage. If anyone has a problem with this, I regretfully offer to withdraw the EMF ODA feature from the train.
On 29/10/2015 5:05 PM, Erdal Karaca wrote:
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