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From Marc Portier <>
Subject Re: Cocoon 2.2 - Build and deployment with Maven2
Date Wed, 07 Dec 2005 13:46:49 GMT

Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> Today, Jorg and I had a long chat about this. In short, we failed to
> find a solution that works with Maven 2 as it is today. The problem is
> that Cocoon block requirements have a different purpose than Maven 2
> dependencies. Cocoon block requirements desribe what a block needs to
> run while Maven 2 dependencies describe what a project needs to compile.
> Additionally we want to describe our dependencies as contracts and not
> as direct dependencies to a JAR.

how is that different?

I would guess this just means your 'contract' is available in a separate
jar/artifact from your implementation?

is that a constraint that is hard to keep up with?

-marc= (only taking first steps in the maven/block work, so seeking no
more then understanding)
Marc Portier                  
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