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From "Brian Moseley" <...@osafoundation.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (ABDERA-56) Spring Integration
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:46:58 GMT
On 8/11/07, Adam Constabaris <adam@clownsinmycoffee.net> wrote:

> Maven2's "optional" dependencies are provided precisely for this use
> case: some of the functionality in your project depends on X, but you
> recognize that some users won't need that functionality.  So what it
> means that, for those who are pulling in Abdera from the maven
> repositories and their project uses Spring, they'll have to explicitly
> declare Spring as a dependency.  Everybody else will be able to ignore it.

gotcha. it's likely that everybody who'd want to use abdera with
spring would already have spring declared as a dependency in their
project anyway, so this doesn't seem like a hardship at all.

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