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From Eric Bowman <ebow...@boboco.ie>
Subject Re: [LANG] 3.0 JCIP Annotations
Date Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:01:01 GMT
sebb wrote:
> On 20/03/2009, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org> wrote:
>   
>> The Maven folks verified that putting a dependency in
>>  <scope>provided</scope> will not create a runtime dependency. This
>>  should equal a compile-only scope.
>>     
>
> The problem with that is that the developer has to provide the
> annotation jar in order to run the compile. This is an extra stage.
> I'm not sure what it involves.
>
> If we can find a method to automate the provision process within the
> Maven build, then that would work. Otherwise, we are just making it
> awkward for developers.
>
>   

This seems like a missing piece in maven.  There should be a scope that 
covers exactly this case, like "compileNotRuntime" or something like that.


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