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From "Carlos Sanchez" <>
Subject Re: [RANT] This Maven thing is killing us....
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2006 00:22:57 GMT
On 7/4/06, Ralph Goers <> wrote:
> Carlos Sanchez wrote:
> > If project A says it depends on B 1.0 and C says it depends on B 1.1,
> > there's a conflict in Maven, Ant and anything you want to use, the
> > difference is that Maven tries to do it for you, but you still can
> > override that behaviour.
> Actually, you can't in Maven 2 - at least not in any rational manner -
> until is addressed.  The good
> news is that there is a strong desire to move to Maven 2 in my
> organization, so I may be given some time soon to do something about this.

Yes you can, it's not the best way to do it but you can, by adding
explicitly the dependency with the versoin you want to your pom. In
the very worst case you have to add all transitive deendencies to your
pom, like in Maven 1.

> However, this isn't even the biggest problem that has been hampering the
> Cocoon community. It is that there seems to be at best a 50% chance of
> getting a Maven 2 based Cocoon build to work due to dependencies failing
> to download from repositories.  Cocoon also consistently uses snapshot
> versions of some of its dependencies. While this isn't desirable, it is
> a fact of life.  From Cocoon's perspective we really need to treat them
> like they are a "private" release - i.e. they weren't formally released
> from wherever they came from, but we don't want to have to download them
> at every build since they will never change.

You can publish that releases under your groupId, anything you want,
you can't force things to happen under other groupIds. If the other
projects don't want to make a release it doesn't matter if you use
maven or anything else.

> Ralph
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