[jsr342-experts] Re: backwards compatibility requirements

From: Jeff Genender <jgenender_at_savoirtech.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:48:18 -0600

Great to have this written down... I have scratched my head in the past for what gets in and what doesn't and why...


On Oct 31, 2011, at 3:50 PM, Bill Shannon wrote:

> For years we've been following a set of rules to ensure a high degree of
> backwards compatibility from release to release of Java EE. While many
> of these rules should be obvious, we haven't written them down explicitly.
> Until now.
> Nigel Deakin, JMS spec lead, took the initiative to write these down for
> the JMS expert group. Thanks, Nigel! These rules are applicable to all
> of our specs. Hopefully you'll recognize these as consistent with what
> we've been doing with the Java platform for the past 15 years.
> http://java.net/projects/javaee-spec/pages/CompatibilityRequirements
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Bill