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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Urgent: Regarding Java package name change to org.apache.*
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2017 01:13:37 GMT
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 8:54 PM Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 5:40 PM, Abhishek Tiwari <abti@apache.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > In regards to the recently incubated project - Gobblin, we were wondering
> > about the policy around renaming Java package names to org.apache.* Is
> it a
> > mandatory requirement or good to have?
> >
> > The reason to ask this is that while we see many projects have migrated
> to
> > use org.apache.* package name for their Java source files, the Kafka
> > project uses kafka.* for Scala sources and org.apache.kafka.* for Java
> > sources.
> >
> > Please let us know as soon as possible, because we are in process of
> > renaming the  packages but if not mandatory we would want to keep
> gobblin.*
> > package name and avoid the cost of downstream migrations and backwards
> > incompatibility.
>
> You don't have to do it right away, but it is a requirement unless you
> have a really,
> really, really good reason of why you can't do that.
>
>
I'm not aware of any requirement around Java package naming.  IN fact, last
time it came up it was clear that its a best practice only, and doesn't
have any actual naming requirements.


> Or to put it a different way: during your eventual graduation this
> question will be
> asked and you better have a really, really good explanation if you're
> still using
> something other than o.a.
>
> Thanks,
> Roman.
>
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