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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject [site] Automation and external dependencies.
Date Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:18:36 GMT
Apparently, there are two projects in the sandbox which currently are on 
the menu of navigable sites that depend on external jars from sun


I went to regenerate these sites and failed due to the dependencies. 
There are some questions that should be addressed:

1.) External dependencies are a bear when it comes to Maven and 
Automation. Each dependency has to be met by manually downloading and 
installing the jar somewhere that maven can get it.

2.) Isn't it best to keep our projects external dependencies to a 
minimum. Is there a way we can have possibly the default build setup 
such that it doesn't require them? For instance, move the dependnent 
code into a spearate src directory that is ounly built when the 
dependency is met or a property is set?

This would allow automated generation of the site withou the requirement 
of downloading and installing those dependencies.


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