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From Peter Ansell <ansell.pe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Design guidelines and SemVer
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:56:51 GMT
On 17 February 2015 at 21:48, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 February 2015 at 06:13, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> 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.

Cheers,

Peter

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