Subject: java naming nonsense
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/28/2003 17:33:43
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Hi all,

Our java packages are really named rather stupidly.  For example, what
Sun calls 1.3.1_09 is sun-jdk13-1.0.9, while what Sun calls 1.4.2_01, we
call sun-jdk14-2.1.

To be consistent, I want to change the 1.3 versions to sun-jdk13-1.9 --
that way, the naming is at least consistent with the 1.4 packages, and
since we can't rename 1.4's to sun-jdk14-2.0.1 (2.0.2 < 2.1)...

This shouldn't affect other packages, but since it's really of no
urgency, I think we can wait until after the freeze.  Or are there other


Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have=20
normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own lookout.

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