[jboss-dev] jboss-metadata-* compatibility with latest state of jboss-metadata-common

Jaikiran Pai jpai at redhat.com
Tue Dec 15 08:51:45 EST 2009

I have opened a thread in the forums 
http://community.jboss.org/message/516224 to discuss one of the issues i 
am running into while integrating jboss-metadata-common in 

Jaikiran Pai wrote:
> As discussed yesterday, i'll do the necessary changes wherever 
> appropriate, to bring in the latest jboss-metadata-common. As a first 
> step, i am going to release a new Alpha of jboss-metadata-common so that 
> other sub components can start depending on this.
> -Jaikiran
> Jaikiran Pai wrote:
>> With EE6 specific things being added to jboss-metadata, i see that the 
>> current state of jboss-metadata-common 
>> (http://anonsvn.jboss.org/repos/jbossas/projects/metadata/common/trunk) 
>> is no longer backward compatible (new methods being added to existing 
>> interfaces). I believe at some point of time before 6.0.0.M2 is 
>> released, there will be a release of this jboss-metadata-common project 
>> and integrated to JBoss AS (although i don't exactly know what the plan 
>> is). As a result, all dependent metadata projects (like 
>> jboss-metadata-ejb, jboss-metadata-ear etc...) will have to do any 
>> necessary changes to be compatible with this newer version of 
>> jboss-metadata-common.
>> Specifically, these projects need to make sure that they are compatible 
>> with the newer version:
>> - jboss-metadata-ejb (EJB3 team will take care of this)
>> - jboss-metadata-rar
>> - jboss-metadata-ear
>> - jboss-metadata-client
>> - jboss-metadata-web
>> I was planning to file JIRAs for individual components in the JBMETA 
>> JIRA project, but except for jboss-metadata-ejb, the others don't have 
>> owners. So who's looking after these components these days? Alexey?
>> P.S: With the new metadata split and with each metadata component now 
>> having it own SVN location and release cycle, should there be separate 
>> JIRA projects for each of these? Or is it better manageable with a 
>> single JIRA project and multiple components?
>> regards,
>> -Jaikiran
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