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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Specs organization, versioning, and releasing
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 04:21:35 GMT

On Aug 21, 2006, at 7:13 PM, Kevan Miller wrote:

> As long as we have inter-dependencies between specs (e.g. javamail  
> depends on activation; jaxrpc on saaj, qname, and servlet; and  
> especially geronimo-spec-j2ee depends on everything), I'm not  
> convinced that this really makes things any better...
> I agree that your plan is better than the previous plan for  
> multiple trunks, but I'm not convinced that either plan is actually  
> making things simpler...
> If I understand your proposal, tags/geronimo-spec-jaxrpc-<jax- 
> rpcversion>/pom.xml will specify the tagged versions of saaj,  
> qname, and servlet upon which it depends? So, haven't we just split  
> apart the specification of these version dependencies from a single  
> pom.xml into multiple poms? Is this really making things simpler?

That'd be right.  I'm not sure how complicated that is, though.  None  
of those specs have changed in a year.  Can you give an non- 
hypothetical example of something that does change and causes this  
problem that isn't the J2EE uber-jar?


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