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From Jens Grivolla <j+...@grivolla.net>
Subject Re: UIMA Addons releases
Date Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:24:06 GMT
I agree that individual addons are mostly independent of UIMA releases, 
but it is convenient to know that when you're using UIMA-2.4.0 you can 
depend on e.g. ConceptMapper-2.4.0. Maybe that would be handled by your 
periodic releases, i.e. just tagging all components with a common 
release number that relates to the current UIMA release so it's easy to 
find a compatible version.

Then again, it's not that much work to check for dependency mismatches 
when including an addon in your project via maven. Given that uimaj-core 
would be declared as "provided" the dependency is not transitive, right? 
Would it show up then if an addon you are using depends on a newer 
version of uimaj-core than the one you are using (or an older one if 
there are incompatible changes)?


On 01/11/2013 08:48 AM, Tommaso Teofili wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just started reviewing UIMA addons single components in order to release
> them soon; so now I wonder if we should keep the last decision of releasing
> UIMA Addons as a whole or rather start releasing single components (e.g.
> WhitespaceTokenizer, HMMTagger, etc.).
> At the moment I'd see the latter as the better option because:
> a) some of the components have not been touched since last release (2.3.1)
> b) users / devs usually need to get single components (e.g. via Apache
> Maven) rather than the whole package
> On the contrary the bad would be that users / devs cannot just download a
> single addons package with the latest releases of each component.
> To catch up with this latest concern an idea could be to release single
> components first and then (on a regular basis, e.g. every 6 months / once
> each component has a new release / etc.) release the addons package as just
> the aggregation of single components' latest releases.
> What do you think?
> Have a nice day,
> Tommaso

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