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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [Heads up] Change to build system in 2.1.x
Date Sat, 30 Oct 2004 13:49:40 GMT
Ugo Cei wrote:
> Il giorno 25/ott/04, alle 19:14, Unico Hommes ha scritto:
>> I've completed the changes to the build system discussed earlier [1]. 
>> In order to do so I have extended the gump descriptor with additional 
>> information that allows the build system to locate one or more 
>> dependency jars per <depend> project within ./lib/optional. See for an 
>> example the cocoon-block-axis project definition in gump.xml
>> Every block now *must* declare all the dependencies it requires to 
>> compile in gump.xml just in order for it to build properly.
> Looks like this is not a backward-compatible change. Blocks which are 
> distributed outside of Cocoon (like Fins or my Spring Petstore) must 
> change their deployment instructions to add all those <depend> elements 
> (and put dependencies in gump too, which wasn't required before, even 
> though it might have been good practice).
> Shouldn't we make this change in trunk only and leave 2.1 as is?

It was required for libs dependencies cleanup. Before, you either had to 
duplicate the lib, or put fake dependency between blocks. Now we can cleanup 
these unnecessary dependencies, and build will find required libs for the blocks.

I say let's leave it in.


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