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From Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schai...@Elsag-Solutions.com>
Subject RE: [all] M2 Dependency Version Ranges...
Date Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:59:40 GMT
jcarman@carmanconsulting.com wrote:
> On 2/29/08, Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schaible@elsag-solutions.com> wrote:
>> sebb wrote:
>>  > On 28/02/2008, James Carman <james@carmanconsulting.com> wrote: 
>>  >> All, >>
>>  >>  In Proxy, I currently have my SLF4J dependency version declared
>>  >> like this: >>
>>  >>  <dependency>
>>  >>   <groupId>org.slf4j</groupId>
>>  >>   <artifactId>slf4j-api</artifactId>
>>  >>   <version>[1.4.0,)</version>
>>  >>   <optional>true</optional>
>>  >>  </dependency>
>>  >>
>>  >>  With this, maven will download the latest version of SLF4J
>>  (1.5.0 I >>  believe) and use that during the build.  Do we have an
>>  official >>  policy regarding our dependency versions in our poms? 
>>  > > Note that proxy trunk used to depend on [1.3.0.) - this builds
>>  and > tests OK using M2, even though one of the proxy classes uses
>>  a method > that was not introduced until 1.4.0. It was only because
>>  I happened to > try building proxy without Maven that the problem
>> was noticed. 
>> 
>> 
>> Why do you wanna use locked versions at all? If you put
>> 
>> 
>>  <version>1.4.0</version>
>> 
>> 
>> into the POM, you are using this version unless it is
> overwritten by a dependencyManagement section or version
> resolution. We don't have currently any possibility anyway to
> test all versions of an artifact from 1.4.0 to latest 1.5.x
> in all combinations. So the single version simply states what
> you have used to test and build your package. Otherwise you
> would have to check any permutation.
>> 
>> 
> 
> So, are you saying we should use "1.4.0" or "[1.4.0,)"?

1.4.0, but just my 2 cent

- Jörg

BTW: If you *know* that 1.5 is incompatible, then you may always use a range like [1.4.0,1.5.0),
but you will have to ensure manually first, that 1.4.0 really can be used.

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