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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [Heads up] Change to build system in 2.1.x
Date Sat, 30 Oct 2004 17:29:31 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?

yes, this is a pretty big obstacle for a simple bugfix release. The 
block build system *is* not an aPI but it's a contract and we must honor 


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