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From Paul Benedict <>
Subject Re: New M2 snapshots use org.apache.commons?
Date Wed, 11 Jul 2007 02:47:51 GMT
Because it has already been discussed, I might as well throw in my two 

Whatever direction commons decides to take, it's worth acknowledging 
that more than a few popular Apache projects moved to 
org.apache.whatever.* without relocating their previous releases. They 
broke with the Maven 1 conventions and released new versions under the 
naming conventions for Maven 2. Because developers must modify their POM 
to update the version number anyway, editing the groupId is a trivial 


Henri Yandell wrote:
> On 7/9/07, Wendy Smoak <> wrote:
>> On 7/9/07, Paul Benedict <> wrote:
>> > For development of new releases, should the commons-* folders be 
>> forgone
>> > and use org.apache.commons now?
>> Check the list archives for some past discussion... it has to be
>> handled carefully with old releases "relocated" in the central
>> repository, or downstream users will be adversely affected.
>> Nabble turns up a few relevant posts:

> Yeah, my view is that Maven need a better system :) I keep meaning to
> dig into the code of how to do such a thing.
> Hen
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