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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Specs organization, versioning, and releasing
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2006 17:02:11 GMT

On Aug 27, 2006, at 7:50 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> I've implemented #5, which was to restructure to use the same
> directory and artifactIds... I renamed the directories to match.
> I think we need to have another round of discussion on how to handle
> the versioning.
> I'm starting to lean heavily towards having *one* version for *all* of
> the specs.  I don't care too much that if spec A makes a change that
> we release new versions of all of the other specs.  It is actually
> similar to the server, when a bugfix release is made, a bunch of
> modules will have no change since the last version, but we release
> them anyways because it is simpler for use to manage, and easier for
> users too, since they just need to know one version number... not the
> version number of each module.
> IMO, less version numbers to manage is easier... and better.  The side
> effect is that more artifacts get released when we cut a new version.
> But I don't see that we are going to be making tons of these spec
> releases... so I don't see any harm in the additional artifacts.
> So, my recommendation is to use one version for all of them.  I
> believe this will be best in the short to medium term at least, and if
> we find that it not working for the long run, then we can revisit
> later.  But right now I'd like to get a consistent release of these
> artifacts so we can remove the need for the bootstrap step to check
> them out and build them.
> I'd like to discus for a few days, create a new proposal, vote and
> then implement in the near future.
> Comments?

You've got my support... :-) One specs version is what I've proposed  
in the past and would still like to see.


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