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From "Eelco Hillenius" <eelco.hillen...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Package org.apache.wicket?
Date Mon, 13 Nov 2006 22:28:20 GMT
On 11/13/06, Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dashorst@gmail.com> wrote:
> Before we start a vote for renaming our package structure, I think we
> should carefully consider the consequences.
>
> The proposal is to rename our wicket.* package to org.apache.wicket.*
> There is no requirement within Apache to do so, but it can/will save
> some discussions on general@ and later on in our live as Apache
> project
>
> If I remember correctly the idea was to rename the package structure
> only for wicket 2.0, as this version already breaks API compatibility.
>
> Now the problem comes with keeping both 1.3 and 2.0 in sync. Bugs
> found or new features in 2.0 can (with some effort) be backported
> fairly easy and vice versa. When we change the package structure to
> org.apache.wicket, it will be a lot harder to apply a patch between
> the two branches.
>
> So how should we go about this? We could *not* move, and keep the
> package the way it currently is.
>
> We could move both 1.3 and 2.0 before the first release to
> org.apache.wicket, breaking the api for 1.3 considerably, but in a
> very predictable manner. We could even supply a refactor script for
> this.
>
> We could only move 2.0, and only just before our first public developer release.
>
> What do you think?

I'm all for only changes the packages for 2.0. I still would like to
keep the breaks for 1.3 minimal, and generally get it over with asap.
Doing it just before the first public release sounds fine to me.

Eelco

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