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From James Carman <>
Subject Re: [LANG] 3.0 JCIP Annotations
Date Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:37:17 GMT
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:31 AM, sebb <> wrote:
> My bad, sorry.
> The scope "provided" is what is required.
> I misunderstood the documentation to mean that the user had to provide
> the jar at compile-time, however it only requires the user to provide
> the jar at run-time.
> "provided" does cause Maven to check the repository at compile-time,
> which should solve the Maven issues raised in the thread.
> I have now tried it (after I deleted jar from repo) and it all worked well.
> Sorry for the noise.

What's wrong with just marking it as optional?  This is an abuse of
the "provided" scope, IMHO.

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