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Dieter Maurer wrote:
> Martijn Faassen wrote at 2009-3-3 22:11 +0100:
>> ...
>>> backwards compatibility at all costs,
>> I agree that have erred on the side of too much backwards compatibility. 
>> That increased the overhead of changes tremendously and blocked innovation.
> 
> Large applications are built upon the framework.
> 
> If the framework too often drifts away, the maintenance costs
> for these applications gets too high -- and make the framework
> unattractive.

But if the framework is no longer monolithic, you can keep using the
bits you need for BBB, while selectively updating newer pieces.  The
more loosely-coupled the pieces are, the more likely such a "partial
upgrade" is to work.


Tres.
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