On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Deepal jayasinghe <deepalk@gmai...>wrote:
> > Anyway, I was not around when module versioning was implemented, and I
> > strongly feel that trying to derive a version from an artifact is a
> > "tried & failed" approach.
> But most people use that approach (including you)
Yes, only in the case of module versions, since we do not have any other
> > Even Maven does not do that. Just take a look at the directory
> > structure of a Maven repo. The folder structure reflects the artifact
> > version, even though you see a number in the artifact that looks like
> > a version number to a human being.
> it is just data duplication. I am not in the favor of maven file
> structure. And I am -1 on introducing such a thing into Axis2.
So what is your proposal for an artifact management system such as Maven?
Derive the version from the artifact name? That approach does not scale.
> > So, if we are going to implement service versioning, I'd recommend
> > that we go for a scheme that does not try to derive the version from
> > the artifact.
> I agree and +1, but not the ugly directory structure that he has
Beauty & ugliness are relative terms, which do not add any value in a
discussion like this :)