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Avro >> mail # dev >> Re: release 1.7.3 soon?

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Re: release 1.7.3 soon?

Sure, please update it.  I set the "fix version" to 1.8 earlier.  Thanks!


On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Sean Busbey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Doug Cutting <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> AVRO-997 would be an incompatible change so we'd have to change the
>> release name to 1.8.0 and folks might then reasonably adopt it more
>> slowly, since it might break things.  I'd prefer to wait until we have
>> other more substantial incompatible changes; to group them together in
>> a single incompatible release.
> Sure, that sounds reasonable. Mind if I update the ticket to reference this
> so that observers know that the strict approach is a go, and that we're
> just waiting to aggregate breakage? The ticket currently reads to me like
> it's an open topic.
> Also, I don't think of AVRO-997 as a bug but rather a lack of error
>> checking.  The proposed change is to no longer permit folks to pass a
>> java.lang.Enum in generic data, but rather to force them to always use
>> GenericEnumSymbol, or switch to using specific or reflect, which allow
>> java.lang.Enum for enum symbols.  So if this is causing you problems,
>> you can simply change your code to use GenericEnumSymbol now rather
>> than wait until 1.8.0 forces you to make that change.
>> Am I missing something?
> That's essentially correct.
> -Sean