2.0rc7 -> 2.0 in two weeks

Joon Radley joon at radleys.co.za
Sun May 4 03:28:42 CEST 2008

Hi Bernhard,

Adding support for the version 2.0 version number support is trivial.
Changing the version number however entails and upgrade of _all_ Kolab
clients on all client machines. This is a major investment for what amounts
to a clarification of the original Kolab-XML 1.0 specification.

AFAIK all the clients are up to date with the current specification or very
close to it, so changing the version number itself does not enforce

So we either must specify that version 2.0 is a completion of the 1.0
specification without a version number change or provide a change over
period for clients with the "2.0" version number support to be incorporated
in the normal upgrade cycle.

Best Regards

Joon Radley
Radley Network Technologies CC
Cell: +27 (0)83 368 8557
Fax: +27 (0)12 998 4346
E-mail: joon at radleys.co.za
Web: www.toltec.co.za

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kolab-format-bounces at kolab.org [mailto:kolab-format-
> bounces at kolab.org] On Behalf Of Bernhard Reiter
> Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 5:47 PM
> To: kolab-format at kolab.org
> Subject: Re: 2.0rc7 -> 2.0 in two weeks
> Hi Joon,
> On Wednesday 30 April 2008 18:47, Joon Radley wrote:
> > We do a version check on the Kolab-XML and any version we do not
> > understand Toltec rejects. I thought that was the whole point of
> > putting the version in the Kolab-XML object :)
> sure it is, but ... :)
> Seriously from the spec somebody would assume and =1.0 and =2.0 would
> both be recoginised. Otherwise we never could do the change. Do you
> already have a version out that can do =2.0?
> what do you recomment regarding the release of the 2.0 spec? Add a
> special paragraph for "transition"?
> Best,
> Bernhard
> --
> Managing Director - Owner: www.intevation.net       (Free Software
> Company)
> Germany Coordinator: fsfeurope.org. Coordinator: www.Kolab-
> Konsortium.com.
> Intevation GmbH, Osnabrück, DE; Amtsgericht Osnabrück, HRB 18998
> Geschäftsführer Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner

More information about the format mailing list