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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@adeptra.com>
Subject Re: [JJAR] using maven's repo...
Date Mon, 12 Aug 2002 14:44:05 GMT
On 8/12/02 10:28 AM, "Jason van Zyl" <jason@zenplex.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 10:22, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> On 8/12/02 10:16 AM, "Jason van Zyl" <jason@zenplex.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 08:33, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 2) You can insulate people who need dependency information from the format
>>>> of the project.xml - so you can change the project.xml format on a
>>>> per-project basis (i.e. Things can evolve rather than have to jump all at
>>>> once...) and the consumer of the repo don't need to know that.
>>> 
>>> Sure, then they are just dependent on another format. What's the
>>> difference really.
>> 
>> They are dependent upon a format specific to the need, a comprehensive
>> package and dependency format, rather than a format that is really meant for
>> something else, the Maven project description.
> 
> That's exactly what a Maven descriptor is except that it is more
> comprehensive given that it will take into dependencies that are non-JAR
> artifacts. Because all project information changes across versions,
> including dependencies, we will use each project.xml file used for a
> release to produce the graph where JJAR puts everything in one file.
> Same thing but I believe Maven's format will be easier to manage given
> that each project maintain's its own dependencies. But something JJAR
> could use would be actually manageable using a Reactor i.e. we can
> easily sweep across each project processing each descriptor used for
> each version to produce what JJAR needs.

That's exactly what I meant - just preprocess your Maven project
descriptors.  Then, if they ever change, anyone using the repo won't have to
know about it if you can keep the 'Uber descriptor' stable.

-- 
Geir Magnusson Jr. 
Research & Development, Adeptra Inc.
geirm@adeptra.com
+1-203-247-1713



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