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conversion (Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Good news!)

On Sat, 9 Sep 2000 18:10:40 +0300 (EETDST), Tuomas Lukka <lukka@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Tuomas Lukka schrieb:
>> > The conversion stuff works, i.e. I can export an old-format space in XML
>> > format and import it into the new format.

Exactly what's working i.e. what has been done? The cell IDs will still 
advance two in import, I guess. And can it be a problem that XML is a non-default module that needs extra libs? Maybe it's not a problem because
we haven't had so many users this far.

>> > This means that I'll be making the new format the default soon (it has to
>> > be for the initial stable release).
>> Then we can get rid of the previous (space) version converters, right?
> Not yet. Each stable version must understand the file formats of the prior
> stable version, and in the first one we must understand the file formats
> before this. But after that, yes.

I still can't understand your eagerness to get rid of the version converters. Is it to reduce the jar size or to hide the "mistakes" made earlier? =)