Hi Mehdi! Am 23.01.2012 17:15, schrieb me...@apache.org: > This breaks the public API but for good reasons: Good reasons or not, there are a few guidelines when it comes to changing public interfaces: - There has to be a discussion of the change. Alternatively, open a bugzilla ticket and provide reasons and the proposed solution/patch for inspection (yes, even committers should do that) - It's good practice to call a vote after the pros and cons of the change have been laid out. - It's also good practice to deprecate functionality which is going to be removed, in order to maintain compatibility for at least one release cycle and give users time to adapt. Please revert the commit.