[Fedora-packaging] Naming packages from apache.org

Alexander Kurtakov akurtako at redhat.com
Thu Jan 7 09:54:36 UTC 2010

As I have stated it in the bug report we should go with apache-commons. 


> 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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