[hibernate-dev] hibernate.org ORM release series page

Steve Ebersole steve at hibernate.org
Fri Feb 2 10:00:48 EST 2018

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:36 AM Guillaume Smet <guillaume.smet at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 3:06 PM, Yoann Rodiere <yoann at hibernate.org> wrote:
>> @Guillaume, all: I also changed the links of other projects to point to
>> Maven Central instead of the JBoss Nexus, because the JBoss Nexus requires
>> authentication. And, well, also because... Nexus.
> Frankly, I find the new Maven Central links (we used JBoss Nexus before
> that) you created far more useful than the Bintray page.
> Compare:
> https://search.maven.org/#search%7Cga%7C1%7Cg%3Aorg.hibernate.validator%20AND%20a%3Ahibernate-validator%2A%20AND%20v%3A6.0.7.Final
> with
> https://bintray.com/hibernate//artifacts/hibernate-orm/5.3.0.Beta2#
See you cheated though.  You "just happened" to use a project that has a
dedicated groupId.  If we used a dedicated groupId for ORM
(`org.hibernate.orm` e.g.) then its not a big deal either way.

Craft the same search for ORM and compare (1) the display and (2) the
complexity needed to build the search.

If you don't like the release/version-specific view Bintray offers then
fine - that's your point of view.  I just happen to completely disagree.

One goes straight to the point and for the other, it's not that obvious.
> And this page is very nice too:
> https://search.maven.org/#artifactdetails%7Corg.hibernate.validator%7Chibernate-validator-relocation%7C6.0.7.Final%7Cpom
> On Bintray, the first artifact presented is agroal which is a bit weird
> (yeah I know, alphabetical order but we do better on our pages).
> If it were me I would vote for having this layout
> http://staging.hibernate.org/validator/releases/6.0/ + the link to
> search.maven.org for all the projects. I don't think the Bintray page is
> better than what you did with search.maven.org.
> By the way, Bintray should test its UI with Firefox too, it's full of
> annoying usability bugs (I experienced 2 just by checking the ORM page)...

Bintray is in fact in the middle of a UI/UX rewrite, so...

And selecting the "main" artifact used in the drop down is one of those

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