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From Guillaume Nodet <>
Subject Re: Versions (leading on from releases discussions)
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:19:42 GMT
Just one question.  On your slides do you imply that the package
versions are the same than the bundle version ? It seems to be the

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 19:50, zoe slattery <> wrote:
> Hi - I had a very useful IRC discussion with Guillaume trying to make sure
> that we had a common understanding of the versioning policy that is used in
> Aries today and the implications of changing it to use OSGi semantic
> versioning for packages, and maybe for bundles.
> I believe we agreed that we do not use package versioning correctly at the
> moment and, in order to do so, we would have to break the way that that
> package versions are derived from bundle versions and manage package
> versions independently (manually).
> We didn't agree on the right thing to do with bundle versions (we didn't
> disagree either, I just don't know what the right answer is) , in particular
> where a module has a set of sub-modules (bundles). The options are either:
> 1) To agree not to follow  bundle versioning policy. So all teh submodules
> in a module would have teh same bundle version irrespective of whether they
> have changed.
> 2) To follow it and try and cope with what could become an unholy mess of
> bundle versions in the development code base.
> I tried to draw this out in a set of charts, here:
>, and I've
> just realised that not everyone will have odp so I'll put a pdf in there
> too.
> These are for discussion and illustration of the problem - feed back
> welcome.
> Zoe

Guillaume Nodet
Open Source SOA

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