> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Deepal jayasinghe <deepalk@gmai... > <mailto: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 options.
I was not talking about Axis2 :)
> > Even Maven does not do that. Just take a look at the directory
> > structure of a Maven repo. The folder structure reflects the
> > version, even though you see a number in the artifact that looks
> > 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.
I am not an expert on artifact version I can not make any proposal, but
I do see some data duplication in that approach. I think for Axis2, we
can have enough flexibility just having archive name to be anything, and
if you want then do the version using services.xml (as OSGi).