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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Contributing uimaFIT to Apache UIMA
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:55:18 GMT
On 01/06/12 05:26, Marshall Schor wrote:
> On 5/31/2012 6:08 PM, Jörn Kottmann wrote:
>> On 05/31/2012 10:02 PM, Richard Eckart de Castilho wrote:
>>> We (uimaFIT developers) would like a transition to Apache to cause
>>> minimal
>>> hassle for existing users. If possible, it should be limited to
>>> updating the
>>> imports for a new package name and changing a dependency/jar.
>> Is it a must to change the package names? This will break it
>> for the existing user base.
> It seems not to be a requirement.  But there's some evidence in other
> projects that didn't do this that it caused some problems down the road.

The sooner you do this, the less painful it will be.  For me it
would be a requirement for the first release.  Rebranding might
be the only thing you do for a first release.


> In the past, we built some auto-fixup tooling for this kind of
> conversion.  See
> http://uima.apache.org/d/uimaj-2.4.0/overview_and_setup.html#ugr.project_overview_migrating_from_ibm_uima
> ; it had tooling to do package renaming, IIRC.
> Another thing which is likely required is to change the Maven "group-id"
> to org.apache.uima - I think the auto-release tooling might have some
> dependencies on this, given Maven's convention-over-configuration
> orientation.
> -Marshall
>> Jörn

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