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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: JTA 1.1 has been published
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2006 12:40:41 GMT

Craig L Russell wrote:
> You might ask them, but I believe that the maven folks have adopted the 
> name space conventions of java: the java and javax groupid prefixes are 
> reserved for the jcp; com.sun belongs to sun, belongs to 
> oracle, org.apache belongs to apache, etc.

That makes sense, except that the JCP doesn't produce any software itself.

The spec leads do.

> As long as people respect the name spaces, then everything is ok. I 
> believe that any trespass will be dealt with appropriately.

How? :)

> I understand that this doesn't accommodate Geronimo's spec-jars group 
> id, but I think that this just needs some special case handling. You 
> have to know where the Geronimo implementation is, because if you don't, 
> you will end up with the RI.

We aren't talking about implementation though, just spec jars.  I should 
be able to put 'my' spec jars in the same spot in the namespace and keep 
on my maven repo, right?

(This really has nothing to do w/ OpenJPA of course, but it's an 
interesting question...)


> Craig
> On Oct 29, 2006, at 6:57 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Craig L Russell wrote:
>>>          <dependency>
>>>             <groupId>javax.transaction</groupId>
>>>             <artifactId>transaction-api</artifactId>
>>>             <version>1.1</version>
>>>          </dependency>
>> I've often wondered what will happen with respect to groupId namespace 
>> management as the use of maven increases.  I assume that in theory 
>> anyone can publish a javax.transaction/transaction-api/1.1 jar?   Has 
>> the maven project considered creating a registry?
>> geir
> Craig Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
> 408 276-5638
> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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