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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept the package name/artifactId guideline as a "rule"...
Date Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:03:13 GMT

On Nov 24, 2010, at 7:36 AM, James Carman wrote:

> We've had this package name/artifactId change discussion numerous
> times and I think it's time we put this thing to a vote.  What I
> propose is that we say that this is a rule and in order to "break"
> that rule, you have to provide strong evidence that the component's
> situation is unique and not affected by the issues that this rule
> tries to address.  This is to avoid re-hashing this argument all the
> time.  If a component wants to break the rule, then they should think
> through the arguments (read the Wiki page first) and carefully
> consider why they feel they are unique and unaffected by the issues.
> So, here's the rule:
> A major version change requires that you change the package name (the
> part that comes after org.apache.commons) and the Maven artifactId to
> the component's name with the major version appended to the end.
> [ ] +1 - accept this as a rule
> [ ] -1 - do not accept this as a rule

-1 for the same reasons stated by Stephen and sebb.  If this was changed to be based on binary
compatibility breakage I would vote +1.


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