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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: misc related to moving to Jakarta sub-project
Date Wed, 21 Apr 2004 20:44:10 GMT

Why not just release twice?

The final Jakarta Commons release of HttpClient would be an exact match
for the first release of HttpClient in Jakarta.

People would know what they were getting into with some good
warnings/documentation.

Hen

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Jandalf wrote:

> Dan,
>
> That does sound like a great idea to me.  The facade could remain as
> "Jakarta Commons HttpClient" within a commons-httpclient.jar and the
> functional code as "Jakarta HttpClient" in a httpclient-jar.
> commons-httclient.jar would then of course depend on httpclient.jar.
>
> There is still quite a bit to discuss on the HttpClient list on how to
> make the transition, so these are just early ideas.
>
> -jsd
>
>
>
> Daniel L. Rall wrote:
>
> > Jeff Dever wrote:
> >
> >>
> > ...
> >
> >>> 3) Will you be changing package name?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I'd suggest that the naming conventions of HttpClient be consistant
> >> with other top level projects. So the new root package be
> >> org.apache.httpclient, website be
> >> http://jakarta.apache.org/httpclient/, etc... This would cause some
> >> import annoyance and broken links, but consistancy is important. We
> >> should take reasonable measures to minimize the disrutpion to users
> >> caused by this move.
> >
> >
> > Jeff, how about providing a set of transitional
> > org.apache.commons.httpclient facades or extension classes for a one
> > release deprecation period?  These classes would ship along side the
> > real org.apache.httpclient structure, and all be marked as deprecated,
> > allowing consumers of HTTP Client some warning and a brief period for
> > transition at little cost to the development community.
> >
> > - Dan
> >
> >
> >
> >
>


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