On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:50 PM, Alessio Soldano <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As suggested by Brian, I'd like to draw attention to the discussion on
> The PR is an upgrade of the webservices stack, including JBossWS, Apache
> CXF, JAXB-RI and JAXB API. In particular, the JAXB upgrade is for EE8 and
> better JDK 9 compatibility.
> Now, due to the upgrade of the JAXB API spec jar, the PR is essentially
> stalled since 20 days; the new spec is released as an alpha (as it's been
> tested within JBossWS only) and that does not satisfy a rule that requires
> any artifact being pulled to be Final.
> We're talking about a spec jar, we could simply re-tag that as Final,
> chances are we won't need changes any time soon there anyway, but as Tomaz
> pointed out, in principle that would be dishonest.
My opinion is that you should go ahead and make a .Final tag. In the
(unlikely?) event that the spec has to be modified for some reason, I
think you could make a 1.0.1.Final tag and call it a "bug fix".
The alternative is to simply wait. I don't think there is any middle position.
> While I see the point in requiring that only sufficiently stable upgrades
> are applied to the codebase, I'm wondering whether, maybe, we're going a bit
> too far with the rules. Brian wrote on this topic: "how to determine that
> something is good enough to go in without using master as a test bed" ?
I don't think we are; I agree with the policy as it stands. If you
look at it in terms of being able to release at any time, then it
follows that everything _must_ be stable.