Lets hope that when 3.0 comes out it wont *have* these bugs.
And if it does, and if the fixes cant or wont be integrated, the lets hope authors will be more open to fixing bugs in 3.0 then in 2.0.
This is why I suggest a "bug fix only" fork ...
 
Time will only tell if people prefer an active 2.0 branch or a future 3.0 branch.
I certianly would prefer a carefully managed 2.0 bug fix branch now over a 3.0 branch sometime in the future.
I'm also concerned about the impact of the hinted "refactoring" in the 3.0 branch ... how much of a hit will existing code take ?
I dont know ... maybe too much to move onto 3.0 for a long time after its out.
 
My experience with similar projects is that sometimes people actually prefer the "N" branch over the "N+1" branch for exactly these reasons ... so 2.0 and 3.0 may very well diverge ... which isnt a horrible thing necessarily.   All depends on what your goals are.
Maybe at some point it will be clearer if 3.0 will want to catch up with the 2.0 branch or go its seperate way.   Possibly at that point it might be a good idea to re-examine what the goals are of this fork ...
 
But for now, in the near future (say 1 year out ...) I see a huge advantage in getting a 2.0 fork which has some active bug fixing.
I certianly would jump on it, and help with it.  Providing the goal (for now) is stability and fixes and there was some infrastructure in place to test fixes before they were commited.  I dont know the state of unit test for BeanShell ...
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Alexey Zinger
To: beanshell-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Cc: beanshell-developers@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Beanshell-dev] [Beanshell-users] The sad state of Javascripting

I agree in principle, but I wonder what the likelihood of these fixes not being easily integratable into the 3.0 release will be...

"David A. Lee" <dlee@calldei.com> wrote:
I vote "yes", although I would suggest we keep this fork a "bug fix only"
fork in the hopes that the fixes may someday be incorporated back into the
mainline.
If we start adding feature enhacements mixed in with bug fixes, or start
doing 'gratuitius fixes' then we will likely be locked into a dead end.
I volunteer to help.

< this is just an oppinion ... I dont have the "right" to vote ... anymore
then anyone who is "just a user">

-David Lee


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Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Beanshell-users] The sad state of Java scripting


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