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From Craig L Russell <>
Subject [DISCUSS] Packaging with maven
Date Fri, 04 May 2007 12:02:22 GMT
I'd like reopen the discussion on how to package and name our  
artifacts. I think the current setup could be improved, to give a  
better experience for users who might not be using maven for  
dependency management. It's easy for us to change now before  
graduation because once we graduate, people will need to update their  
dependencies anyway so there are no backward compatibility issues.

The name of the single jar that has all of the openjpa stuff in it  
except for the documentation and examples is currently called openjpa- 
all. This name is confusing because unless they RTFM, people don't  
really know that it's not all the code you need, just all the jpa  
code. So I'd like to call this artifact openjpa.

But we already have a project with that name, and that project builds  
the distributions. So I'd rename the current openjpa to openjpa-dist.  
Its ultimate destination in the Apache mirror structure is under once we graduate, so having dist in the  
project name helps understanding that this project builds the  
artifacts that go into dist. Separate from the artifacts that are  
published via maven.

Finally, the openjpa-all jar includes its subcomponents as  
dependencies. I think this is wrong, since you end up with a class  
path with openjpa-all.jar as well as openjpa-kernel.jar and all the  



Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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