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From Donal Lafferty <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] maven dependencies...
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:44:46 GMT
Is it correct for dependencies to appear twice in the base pom.xml?

E.g. mysql-connector-java

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Huang []
> Sent: 26 July 2013 11:10 PM
> To:
> Subject: [DISCUSS] maven dependencies...
> Everyone,
> After looking around in the maven documentation, I realized the way we are
> specifying dependencies is not quite right for a large project such as ours.
> Currently, almost every project declare their own dependencies and version
> number of the dependent jar.  For those of us who are conscious of the
> version number properties declared in the cloudstack pom file, we follow
> that example but in many places, the version numbers are actually hard
> coded, probably because the writer is not aware of this.
> Maven actually has a way to do this.  In the master pom file, we can declare
> in the <dependencyManagment> tags all of the third party dependencies we
> need and their version numbers.  And then each individual module can
> declare their dependency without version number, which defaults to the
> version declared by CloudStack's master pom.  If a version number is
> declared in the module's pom, it overrides the master's version number but
> there's a warning about this override.
> Sounds good?  If so I'll do a quick change to move it over.
> --Alex

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