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From "Antoine Levy-Lambert" <>
Subject Re: Sharing inter-project dependencies
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2006 20:53:33 GMT
Hello Michael,

one possibility to build the components independently is to use a repository.

So componentB would just pull the jar of componentA from the repository, and you do not make
spaghetti programming between the build files of componentA and componentB.

This is my preferred approach.

How you build your repository and which tools you use for that, there are several possibilities
including ivy, dpml, the maven 2 ant tasks and a maven 2 like repository. AnthillPro 3 will
also ship with its own repository solution.



-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 12:14:22 -0700
Von: "Nau, Michael" <>
Betreff: Sharing inter-project dependencies

> I have a project with two java components: componentA and componentB.
> ComponentB had a compile-time dependency on componentA.
> I've read many posts\articles on how to setup a master build script to
> manage the build process for both components. So far so good. But when I
> get to the point where I need to setup the compile classpath for
> componentB... I stumble on how to reference componentA. Two options are:
> 1. Setup ComponentB's build script reference the componentA/build/class
> dir.
> Advantage: Straightforward
> Disadvantage: componentB has internal knowledge of componentA's
> project's layout | componentB can not be build independently
> 2. Have the master build script copy componentA.jar into the
> componentB/lib or root/lib and add the path to componentB's compile
> classpath.
> Advantage: componentB has no knowledge of componentA's project layout
> Disadvantage: componentB can not be build independently
> How are other handling this?
> -Mike
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