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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Best practice: UIMA distribution to unpack into directory?
Date Wed, 06 Dec 2006 17:49:24 GMT
Agreed, the name is horrible.  But the "SNAPSHOT" will go away for a 
release, and the "incubating" will go away should we graduate.  Then 
it's just uimaj-i.j.k, which seems fine.  On Unix, people don't usually 
refer directly to the install directory, but rather to a symbolic link 
which in turn points to the install dir.  That allows them to easily 
switch between versions of a programm.  Unfortunately, that's not 
something that can be easily done on Windows.

We *could* shorten the name to just "uimaj".  Eclipse does that, for 
example.  Personally, I always rename my Eclipse install directories to 
contain the version number since I usually have about half a dozen 
versions on my disk ;-).

Other opinions?

Adam Lally wrote:
> On 12/6/06, Thilo Goetz <twgoetz@gmx.de> wrote:
>> All,
>> it is considered good practice on Apache to have distributions create a
>> directory, and not to unload into the current directory (see recent
>> discussions on incubator-general).  There is a simple switch in Maven
>> that lets us do that: it creates a subdirectory with the same name as
>> the version string, currently uimaj-2.1.0-incubating-SNAPSHOT.  It would
>> be a departure from our current practice, but an improvement I think.
>> Objections?
>> --Thilo
> Personally, I don't like that style.  I never want to have a directory
> with a name as long as that.  But I won't put up a fight over it.
> -Adam

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