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From Peter Ansell <>
Subject Re: Design guidelines and SemVer
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:56:51 GMT
On 17 February 2015 at 21:48, sebb <> wrote:
> On 17 February 2015 at 06:13, Benedikt Ritter <> wrote:

<snip, sounds good>

>> and the maven coordinates when we break binary compatibility (= bump up the
>> major version number). We do this to avoid jar hell. This way two versions
>> of the same commons library can be in the same classpath.
> I hope most other projects with Maven jars do the same, particularly
> ones which are libraries.
> I know HttpComponents does.

I haven't noticed many projects changing their Maven coordinates when
bumping the major version number, but it is useful for those reasons,
as long as the package names inside also change.



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