[Fedora-packaging] Naming packages from apache.org

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Wed Jan 6 20:56:22 UTC 2010

crossposting to java and packaging -

Seems like we need an accepted standard for naming packages from 
apache.org, particularly commons.apache.org.  We already have lots of 
"jakarta-commons-*" packages, but now "commons" is an ex-jakarta project 
and jakarta.apache.org/commons redirects to commons.apache.org.  Same 
with jakarta taglibs (although that moved to tomcat).

As of now, the only apache-* package I know of is apache-ivy, which I 
would have named simply "ivy".  I've got a package request in for 
"commons-jexl"[1], but it has been suggested that it be named 
apache-commons-jexl.  If it were named that I would want a Provides: 
commons-jexl much like most jakarta-commons-* packages, so it doesn't 
really clean up the namespace any (just adds to it in fact).

commons-* is a lousy name though too, be very generic.

So, I'm fine with either (although I think it's quite possible that 
"apache commons" could get renamed again), but at this juncture before a 
bunch more packages come in from apache commons, I think we should make 
a decision and stick with it.

1 - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531379

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