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From Carsten Ziegeler <cziege...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Reduce the references to SNAPSHOTs
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2008 06:05:44 GMT
Grzegorz Kossakowski wrote:
> Carsten Ziegeler pisze:
>>> Agreed. I would add one (quite obvious) rule: if some module gets 
>>> relesed and artifact is available at central other modules should 
>>> always update its dependencies ASAP. This applies to patch releases.
>>>
>> No, I don't think so :)
>>
>> Example (it's fictional): we have the ajax block released as 1.0 and 
>> the forms block 1.1 depends on the ajax api 1.0.
>> Now, for some reason we update the ajax api to 1.1 and add some features.
>>
>> There is no need to change the dependency from the forms block to the 
>> new ajax api. As the ajax api 1.1 is assumed to be compatible to 1.0 
>> (and it really should be), you can run the forms block with both 
>> api's. And it is better to indicate the lowest version you require.
> 
> On APIs I agree but I if API changes then it's not a patch release, right?
Ah, ok, sorry I overread this. You're right with patch releases of course.

Carsten
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