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From "Jason Dillon" <ja...@planet57.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Specs organization, versioning, and releasing
Date Sun, 27 Aug 2006 23:50:06 GMT
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?

--jason



On 8/18/06, Jason Dillon <jason@planet57.com> wrote:
> PROPOSAL:
>
> 1.  Each spec will no longer be split up into trunk+branches+tags.
> There will instead be one trunk+branches+tags for all specs laid out
> as follows:
>
>      specs/trunk/pom.xml
>      specs/trunk/<artifactId>
>      specs/tags/<artifactId>-<version>
>      specs/branches/
>
> 2.  Each plugin will continue to have its own version and will be
> released independently.
>
> 3.  The top-level will have it's own version, which will remain
> independent.  When there is a major configuration change in that pom,
> the version will be changed and the pom will be republished.
>
> 4.  Releasing will be done with the maven release plugin ('mvn
> release') and should occur at a stable point after any major change
> to a spec module.
>
> 5. Change all module directories to match artifactIds.
>
> MOTIVATION:
>
> 1.  one trunk allows the entire set of specs to be checked out all at
>      once and built all at once.
>
>   * * *
>
> [ ] +1 Allow changes
> [ ] 0  No opinion
> [ ] -1 No, leave the specs asis (provide rationale)
>
> --jason
>
>

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