[jdom-interest] jdom.jar file naming convention

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Fri Jun 23 10:24:29 PDT 2000

> At 3:26 PM -0700 6/22/00, 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.
> I prefer having the version number in the JAR name. Rather than
> putting the jar file in my CLASSPATH I just drop it in my jre/lib/ext
> directory. Then the name doesn't matter.

Not everyone has write privs in that dir, or runs a JRE that looks there
(such as a servlet runner JRE).  What benefit do you get from the
version in there?  Are you archiving all the old stuff?  :-)


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