[jdom-interest] jdom.jar file naming convention

Jon Baer jonbaer at digitalanywhere.com
Thu Jun 22 12:17:58 PDT 2000

I agree, I think I have 5 different versions laying around here, I recently
downloaded a friends .jar file (he is doing an open source wap project) and I noticed
the interesting way he packaged his stuff:

He had a package to deal with versioning and to-do and laid all his info in an xml
file inside Meta-Inf which seemed interesting, he had:


And inside Meta-Inf he had:


Does this make sense?

- Jon

Alex Chaffee wrote:

> I have a request.  In future versions, please name the jar file
> "jdom.jar" and not "jdom-b5.jar".  That way users don't have to change
> their classpaths, and/or rename files, and/or worry about old versions
> laying around.  We can just unzip and go.
> Conversely, the tarball should be named jdom-b5.tar.gz (or .zip), so
> we can keep separate versions in the same directory without undue
> renaming hassles.
> But it should contain a directory called "jdom".  (This point is the
> most debatable.)
> This is a common point of confusion and non-standardization across all
> of software; I believe the strategy I outlined makes the most sense.
> Thanks -
>  - Alex
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