Packaging large Java software stacks ?

Matthias Klose doko at
Wed Jan 28 16:16:17 GMT 2009

Thierry Carrez schrieb:
> That's a difficult one to answer, since there is no API versioning in
> JARs, but apparently a lot of new releases do. The Geronimo developers
> told me the slightest version change frequently breaks the TCK JavaEE
> compliance tests, and using the latest is usually not the best. To get
> an idea of the (runtime) components versioning complexity, see [1]. The
> -Gnnnnnn versions means it's a Geronimo-patched version of the JAR that
> is used.
> [1]

I don't think all of these should translate into packages. Looking at Netbeans
you have hundreds or more components or modules, but just a few packages. I
doubt that we do want to package those all separately.


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