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From "Mark R. Diggory" <mdigg...@latte.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: [site] Automation and external dependencies.
Date Tue, 20 Apr 2004 21:55:44 GMT
p.s. I did download the dependencies and manually regenerate these sites.

Mark R. Diggory wrote:

> Apparently, there are two projects in the sandbox which currently are 
> on the menu of navigable sites that depend on external jars from sun
>
> jakarta-commons-sandbox/chain
> jakarta-commons-sandbox/email
>
> 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.
>
>
> -Mark
>
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