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From Glen Mazza <glen.ma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Change to full spring jar?
Date Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:47:56 GMT

OK, this issue has apparently been open in Spring since October of last year. 
I voted on it and added a comment: 
http://jira.springframework.org/browse/SPR-3971


dkulp wrote:
> 
> On Friday 28 March 2008, Glen Mazza wrote:
>> I'm basically neutral on this, but I want to make sure the first
>> advantage is legitimate.  Are you sure you can't use
>> "-DdownloadSources=true" on your mvn eclipse:eclipse to grab the
>> source files of the subsetted JARs of Spring? (I.e., you indeed see no
>> source entries in the .classpath file if you do that?)  It would seem
>> unnatural for the Spring project to require you to embed their full
>> JAR just so you can get the source to the subset that you need for
>> Eclipse debugging.
> 
> Yea.  If you look in the maven repo, the sources jars aren't there.  For 
> example:
> http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/springframework/spring-core/2.0.8/
> http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/springframework/spring-beans/2.0.8/
> 
> Wheras the full spring jar has it:
> http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/springframework/spring/2.0.8/
> 
> 
> Dan
> 
> 
> 
>> Glen
>>
>> dkulp wrote:
>> > What are peoples thoughts about changing from using the minimal
>> > spring jars to using the full spring jar?
>> >
>> > The main advantages I see are:
>> > * Debugging is eclipse works as the full spring jar has the sources
>> > jar in maven.   This is huge to me. :-)
>> > * Only one jar to deal with in lib (kind of, see disadvantages)
>> > * Would be a little bit easier to write some of the testcases and
>> > stuff around some of the other features (like aop) as we wouldn't
>> > need to track down so of those extra dependency jars and such.
>> >
>> > Main disadvantages:
>> > * The main spring jars sucks in a TON of dependencies.   We'll have
>> > to look at it very carefully for things that can/should be excluded.
>> > Otherwise, we get a ton of EXTRA jars in lib.
>> > * It's slightly larger.
>> >
>> > Thoughts?
>> >
>> > --
>> > J. Daniel Kulp
>> > Principal Engineer, IONA
>> > dkulp@apache.org
>> > http://www.dankulp.com/blog
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> J. Daniel Kulp
> Principal Engineer, IONA
> dkulp@apache.org
> http://www.dankulp.com/blog
> 
> 

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