Hi everyone, I have incorporated minor feedback from Robert Newson and Paul Davis.
https://github.com/apache/couchdb-www/pull/27 The changes reflect that we do not promise backwards compatibility for bugs in the published HTTP API, nor do we promise any sort of compatibility for undocumented behaviour (such as the change to database sequence values between 1.x and 2.x.) It also clarifies that the compatibility promise is only for _released_ versions of CouchDB. The vote passes, but because of the minor clarifications to the PR, I'll leave the PR for another 24 hours before merging. -Joan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joan Touzet" <woh...@apache.org> To: priv...@couchdb.apache.org Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, 8 February, 2018 4:13:29 PM Subject: Re: [AMEND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS] Bylaws revision: HTTP API change notifications All, I have word from Paul Davis that he Has Thoughts ™ on this, but is also not physically well, so he needs a bit more time to respond. If no one objects, I'll keep this vote open until he's able to reply. We hope that's by Monday. -Joan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joan Touzet" <woh...@apache.org> To: email@example.com Cc: "CouchDB PMC" <priv...@couchdb.apache.org> Sent: Thursday, 8 February, 2018 10:31:43 AM Subject: Re: [AMEND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS] Bylaws revision: HTTP API change notifications This is my own +1 vote. With Alex and Jan's votes, this may now pass (in ~60 hours); other PMC members should speak up now if they have concerns. I would like to pass this key change with unanimous consent. -Joan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joan Touzet" <woh...@apache.org> To: "CouchDB Developers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "CouchDB PMC" <priv...@couchdb.apache.org> Sent: Thursday, 8 February, 2018 12:25:13 AM Subject: [AMEND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS] Bylaws revision: HTTP API change notifications Hello PMC Members and developers, Subsequent to the confusion recently over the proposed change to an as-of-yet-unreleased API change, and follow-on concerns that existing HTTP API endpoints not be deprecated without sufficient warning, I am proposing a change to the CouchDB Bylaws. https://github.com/apache/couchdb-www/pull/27 This change proposes a mandatory developer mailing list notification and at least a Lazy Consensus decision whenever a backwards-incompatible change is made to a release branch, or to master. It encourages the same for any non-breaking change, but stops short of requiring it. It also takes the step that changes to master constitute a technical decision of the project, since our intention is that master is always releasable, and quite often new minor releases of CouchDB are forked from master, not the previous major or minor release branch. As this is a "Create or amend any document marked as official" decision, it is being announced to the main development list. A lazy 2/3rds majority is required to pass the change, meaning to pass it must garner three or more binding +1 votes, and twice as many binding +1 votes as binding -1 votes. Only PMC Members may cast binding votes. No vetoes are allowed. CouchDB PMC, please vote now. -Joan