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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: Modular build, was: VOTE: Approach for sharing code
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2005 02:13:19 GMT
Jeremy Boynes wrote:
> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>> But as an aside, I once downloaded an open source project, which then
>> instructed me to fetch a further five or six common Apache libraries,
>> either at a specific version numbers or higher than a given version. I
>> followed all this correctly, set up the classpath and immediately got an
>> abstract method error.
>> That's an example of badly managed common versions, and I do not wish
>> Derby to fall into the same trap.

> And how many open source projects have you downloaded or used without
> such issues? Please don't taint this from one bad experience.

Nothing tainted, I'm just pointing out there are bad ways to handle
common code.

> All of these lead to a simple end-user experience 

and that's what we need, any solution needs to continue the simple
end-user experience.


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