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From Thomas Neidhart <>
Subject Re: [collections] update of groupId / artifactId
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:22:30 GMT
On 03/01/2013 02:36 AM, sebb wrote:
> On 28 February 2013 17:24, Thomas Neidhart <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am planning to change the groupId/artifactId very soon to the
>> following name (see COLLECTIONS-382): org.apache.commons.collections4
>> This will also have a big impact on the serialization tests.
>> Just that everybody is aware whats going to happen.
>> Thomas
>> P.S. I know some people may not be happy with this, but I do not see how
>> we would be able to ship a backwards compatible version to the 3.x
>> branch with the current state of the trunk.
> If it really is impossible to maintain backwards compatibility, then
> yes, you need to change Maven coordinates AND Java package name. Do
> not change one without the other.
> This means that end users will have to edit their source.
> Not changing package name at the same time as Maven coords will cause
> insoluble class loading problems for some applications.

I had it already in mind (see serialization tests), but forgot to
mention it explicitly.

So yes, when doing the change, I will do everything together, though
first I have to integrate a few more patches as it will be quite
difficult afterwards.


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