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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New CVS Repositories
Date Wed, 09 May 2001 18:24:52 GMT


On Wed, 9 May 2001, Mel Martinez wrote:

>
> I'm not sure if the proper repository name for a
> servlet-engine-independent version of Jasper (which is
> a primary goal of the jasper34 refactoring) should be
> 'jakarta-tomcat-jasper'.  Why not just
> "jakarta-jasper"?
> 

The convention for CVS repository names is that they include the name of
the top-level project they are part of (jakarta-tomcat-xxx for things
belonging to Tomcat).  Calling it "jakarta-jasper" would imply the
creation of a new Jakarta subproject with its own list of committers, its
own mailing list, and so on.  That isn't what we have done to date, and
IMHO it's better that way -- a separate project would have to build up a
community from scratch.

You'll also find that there are a few places where it is really hard to be
"servlet-engine-independent".  Don't be surprised if this ideal cannot be
totally realized (although, obviously, you can avoid most dependencies by
either not sharing code with the container, or doing it through "shared
library" mechanisms like the Commons project).

> Also, regardless of the name, we will need to make it
> clear to folks that the above repositories are
> developmental for now and that users should continue
> to use the tc3 and tc4 specific versions of Jasper
> that are included in those respective repositories.
> 

Yep.

> Mel

Craig



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