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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (NET-336) Avoid releasing version 2.1 of commons-net. Use 2.1.1 or other instead
Date Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:36:32 GMT


Sebb updated NET-336:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.1)

> Avoid releasing version 2.1 of commons-net. Use 2.1.1 or other instead
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: NET-336
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Net
>          Issue Type: Task
>    Affects Versions: 2.1
>            Reporter: John Casey
>             Fix For: 2.2
> I've been tracking some problems building jboss drools 5.1.0, specifically where Maven
can't locate commons-net 2.1.
> (search
for commons-net)
> Looking in Maven central ( I cannot
find commons-net 2.1. Looking in the Maven-Central proxies from and, however, I *did* find it. When I looked at the SVN tags for commons-net,
I see that a 2.1 release was rolled back in July 2010. It appears that this release, while
rolled back in SVN and on Maven central, has escaped into the wild before it could be un-released.
Maven and most Maven repository managers will NOT re-check a non-snapshot version of an artifact
once it's been downloaded. This is somewhat like trying to un-send an email...
> What this means is, if you release a "real" commons-net 2.1 sometime in the future, you're
going to have a ton of confusion over which version of that artifact is in a user's Maven
local repository and ultimately, his build classpath. I strongly urge you to change the next
release version to 2.1.1 or something beyond 2.1, and simply write off that 2.1 version altogether.

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