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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Specification version
Date Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:12:27 GMT
Le 18/06/2010 12:57, Jörg Schaible a écrit :

> since Sebb is going to modify the parent pom, I want also have your opinion
> about the current values of the Specification-Version in the manifests.
> Currently Maven generates uses the current version of the artifact for
> "Specification-Version" and "Implementation-Version" i.e."<Major>.<Minor>-
> SNAPSHOT" in case of a snapshot or "<Major.Minor>" for the standard release.
> However, in case of a bugfix release, this version is
> "<Major>.<Minor>.<Patch>". The ideal situation would be IMHO that we
> the "Specification-Version" always using "<Major>.<Minor>" while the
> "Implementation-Version" should stay the exact version that Maven is using.

Just out of curiosity, what's the benefit of doing this beside saving 2 
bytes on the final jar ? Is it relevant for the Commons components since 
we aren't defining/implementing standard APIs anyway ?

If we really want to care about these fields and follow the Sun rules 
rigorously, then the patch number should probably be preceded by an 
underscore instead of a dot:

Emmanuel Bourg

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