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From Gilles <>
Subject Re: [All][Math] New component: "Commons Geometry"?
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:14:49 GMT
On Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:07:24 +0200, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 12:50 AM, Gilles 
> <> wrote:
>> Because of "Commons" rules, it is not "equivalent": There was
>> a long thread concluding that all modules must be released
>> _together_, and with the same top-level package name and version
>> number.
>> It is very "maintainer(s)-unfriendly" because of the quite
>> different subject matters that coexist in CM.
> I wouldn't count that rule "*all* modules must be released" as a 
> mantra:

I found the idea attractive, but Stian (link to older discussion
in a previous post) advised that maven would not easily "support"

Has that changed since the discussion took place (10 months ago)?

> a) In case of an emergency release (fixing a CVE, for example), I'd
> clearly consider pushing out the module as more important than 
> waiting
> for a full release. (Of course, one must be careful to maintain
> compatibility when pushing out just a module, but that goes without
> saying.)
> b) I'd like to hear others experiences on that topic (maybe VFS).
> Anyways, my personal experiences with Rat are clear: Releasing *all*
> together is causing nothing but pain, and tends to defer releases
> indefinitely. OTOH, releasing a submodule can be done at all times,
> and without overly much preparation.
> In conclusion, I'd definitely support the release of a single
> submodule, if the need would arise.

How can one reconcile what you say here with what was said in
that old thread?

Would the PMC accept that a component contains independent modules
(where "independent" means that each module can have its own version
number, irrespective of the component's version)?

Arguably (cf. thread referred to above), a "Commons" component
should be simple enough that multiple versions are not necessary.
[Chorus:] This is not the case with "Commons Math", hence separate
components for independent contents (such as "Geometry", "RNG",
"Numbers" and "SigProc") is the simplest solution.


> Jochen

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