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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept the package name/artifactId guideline as a "rule"...
Date Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:31:09 GMT

On Nov 24, 2010, at 11:43 AM, James Carman wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Ralph Goers
> <> wrote:
>> I disagree. The "rule" should be that a new package and artifactId is required when
compatibility is broken, not when a version change occurs. Exceptions should be based on that
policy, not on a version change occurs.
> Ok, so how about we change the rule?  We could say "if the binary
> compatibility is broken, then the package/artifactId must change."
> Again, this rule can be broken if a component feels they need to do so
> and they provide a very good reason. :)

I would agree with this. However, I would suggest that if the package and artifactId change
the version MUST change.

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