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From "Markus Kohler" <>
Subject RE: How do you version jar files?
Date Fri, 16 Nov 2001 09:13:44 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Donald []
> Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 9:33 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: How do you version jar files?
> On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 19:36, Markus Kohler wrote:
> > If Java would have a standard for this  (I haven't found one) 
> See jdk1.3 docs looking for term Extension or Optional 
> Package. 

Thanks, It seems to me that I've already seen this, but it wasn't clear to 
me if it would help me that much ...

I probably could use the standard Attribute name instead of my proprietary one. 

> It is not bad 
> but is a really immature system in some ways. If you want to make an 
> incompatible change you have to change the name of your 
> library - there is no 
> way to express the idea that major version of library are 
> incompatible or 
> anything like that.
We use a 3 digit version number, the library remain compatible as long as only
the last digit changes. 


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