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From "Henri Yandell" <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Maven pom, groupId and version for incubating projects
Date Wed, 13 Dec 2006 17:12:20 GMT
On 11/16/06, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
> Hi Jason,
>
> On Nov 15, 2006, at 10:55 PM, Jason van Zyl wrote:
>
> >
> > On 15 Nov 06, at 8:34 PM 15 Nov 06, Craig L Russell wrote:
> >
> >> Hate to quibble, but incubating is a gerund used as an adjective. ;-)
> >>
> >> I also think of alpha and beta as adjectives also, as in "the
> >> alpha version", alpha being an adjective modifying version.
> >>
> >> Bottom line, I like incubating, as it describes the release, as
> >> opposed to incubator which isn't very descriptive.
> >>
> >
> > Make up what you like, it's really only important that they all be
> > done the same way.
>
> I hate to be querulous, but why is it important that all be done the
> same way? "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" --
> Emerson.
>
> What makes this consistency an important, wise, or necessary one?

The point of a repository is to be structured - so consistency in
things enhances the value of the repository. Plus things are less
confusing and easier to learn when there's a clear simple option
rather than a compromise 'put whatever you want in there provided it
... '.

Hen

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