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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <>
Subject Re: maven repository
Date Sat, 31 May 2008 06:47:36 GMT
On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 7:34 AM, Janne Jalkanen
<> wrote:
>> The package names have to change when a podling comes into the
>> incubator (to the org.apache namespace).  So, the "blow" has to happen
>> anyway.  I'm not suggesting we enforce this for existing podlings
>> necessarily, but future ones should probably do it.  Once the podling
>> graduates, the plugins would need to change the package name they use
>> because they are now based on an official ASF library.  Is
>> find/replace really that difficult?
> *Once* is doable.  We can do a lot of refactoring of old code during that
> anyway, clean away unused APIs, etc.
> *Twice* (that is, once from com.ecyrd.jspwiki to
> org.apache.incubator.jspwiki; then from org.apache.incubator.jspwiki to
> org.apache.jspwiki) is not so nice.
> Besides, us doing search-replace on other people's code and then
> redistributing it is very probably not ok anyway.  Our own code is trivial
> to modify; all the external code is not.

IMHO the effort of renaming is not worth the gain

- robert

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