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From "Alex Karasulu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DIREVE-134) Avoid merging third-party binaries in the main jar
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2005 16:01:18 GMT
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Alex Karasulu updated DIREVE-134:

        Version: 0.8.1
    Fix Version: 0.9

Good points.  I think this is something we need to get into 0.9.  The 0.8 minor branch is
more a demo or tech preview of the product.  Let's start taking these issues seriously with

> Avoid merging third-party binaries in the main jar
> --------------------------------------------------
>          Key: DIREVE-134
>          URL:
>      Project: Directory Server
>         Type: Improvement
>     Versions: 0.8, 0.8.1
>     Reporter: Stephane Bailliez
>     Assignee: Alex Karasulu
>      Fix For: 0.9

> I would highly recommend modifying the packaging strategy.
> Merging all dependencies into the main jar will be extremely painful for users, especially
those who need to embed it will more than certainly conflict with their version of antlr,
commons-collections, commons-lang, commons-logging, regexp, oro, aspectj.
> If you want to merge, you need also to modify the packages so that there could be no
conflict.. which is worth it for a product like Weblogic. Certainly not for ApacheDS
> I think it would be better to use the Class-Path in the manifest to indicates clearly
your dependencies and also name the jar appropriately to figure out the version at first sight
(since the manifest versioning is often not used)

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