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From Marco de Abreu <>
Subject Re: Publishing Scala Package/namespace change
Date Fri, 09 Mar 2018 21:56:30 GMT
While it has never been published, there have still been releases under
Apache and - as you mentioned - customers that build off the source. This
would cause compatibility issues.

In general I actively support the idea of enhancing the Scala package, but
I think that we have to solve another problem first. At the moment, all
APIs are bound to the MXNet core versioning and vica versa.

In my opinion, we should first separate the APIs from the MXNet core, start
versioning them separately and then make changes like these. While it would
be possible (although not right) to make an exception here, we still don't
solve the root problem and we are going to run into the same issues with
the next big API update.

Just to mention another example: our team got a request to rewrite the Cpp
package, but we actually would not be able to merge it into MXNet since it
breaks the existing Cpp package API - means we would need a major version

We really should solve this problem once and for all, giving back a lot of
freedom and reducing overhead in the long term.


YiZhi Liu <> schrieb am Fr., 9. März 2018, 22:44:

> +1 for changing the namespace asap. for the maven deploy, we can have
> it build along with pip deployment.
> 2018-03-09 10:15 GMT-08:00 Naveen Swamy <>:
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> > I am working on MXNet Scala Inference APIs
> > <> along with another
> > contributor Roshani. A while back I noticed that we haven't been
> publishing
> > the scala package to Maven for a while now(last one being v0.11.1a under
> > the dmlc namespace).
> > Currently users have to build the package manually and then use it, this
> > hinders adoption and also is painful to build everything from source.
> >
> > I also see that we haven't changed the namespace to org.apache and
> instead
> > are still ml.dmlc namespace.
> >
> > I wanted to seek your opinion about changing the MXNet-Scala package
> > namespace to org.apache for the Scala package and publish to Maven in the
> > upcoming release. I understand that this probably breaks the Semver
> > semantics that is agreed upon, However I would like to point out that the
> > Scala package has never been published to maven as 1.0 under org.apache.
> >
> > Open to suggestions.
> >
> > Thanks, Naveen
> --
> Yizhi Liu
> DMLC member
> Amazon Web Services
> Vancouver, Canada

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