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From Vincent Tence <vte...@videotron.ca>
Subject Re: [ldap] Xstream dep introduction common breaks build
Date Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:40:13 GMT
Alex Karasulu wrote:
> Vince,
> 
> I figure you introduced XStream as a new dep. Cool! I like XStream from 
> what little I've read about it.  It's that fast XML parser that builds 
> beans for ya right?  Could you elaborate on why you introduced this 
> dependency?  Also let's discuss the introduction of new dependencies 
> together in general.  If there's something to be learned from the 
> incubator it's to review these things together.  I know XStream does not 
> conflict with our license but you should still announce this to the list.

Sorry about this. XStream is one fo the options from generated the test 
PDUs. It's not the most useful option - it's easier to change the 
PDUGenerator class directly for this purpose - so we can remove it np.

Next time I add a dep, I'll make sure I let people know why and what it 
is used for.


> Regardless let's make sure introducing new deps do not break the build.  
> Here's what I got when I built just now:
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> BUILD FAILED
> File...... 
> /home/akarasulu/.maven/cache/maven-multiproject-plugin-1.3.1/plugin.jelly
> Element... maven:reactor
> Line...... 217
> Column.... 9
> The build cannot continue because of the following unsatisfied dependency:
> 
> xstream-1.0.2.jar (try downloading from http://xstream.codehaus.org)
> 
> Total time: 45 seconds
> Finished at: Sat Feb 12 00:08:22 EST 2005
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> I know you probably double check to make sure things build after you 
> make changes.  So I suspect you have the codehaus repo referenced 
> somewhere in your user specific build.properties in your home 
> directory.  The xstream dep was not getting resolved for me because I do 
> not reference the codehaus repo in my build.properties in ~akarasulu.

I'm not getting this, since xstream is on ibilio, it should be ok for 
everybody. Do you have ibilio in your list of repos?

> 
> To make sure this does not happen again you might want to add the 
> codehaus repo to the list of remote repos within the project.  Or just 
> make sure the dependency is in the right place on cvs.apache.org or on 
> ibiblio before introducing it.
> I already pushed the jar to our incubator repo for now but we should 
> make sure it gets out to ibiblio.  I'm sure Dan or Jason might already 
> be on this one.  Might be worth giving them a ping anyhow.
> 
> Also I've heard a lot of good things about XStream.  Could you give us a 
> rundown on it to raise awareness?  If it's as good as several people are 
> saying then perhaps we should be thinking about using it more throughout 
> the project.

It's a very lightweight library for going from XML to Java and back 
without the need for configuration (it uses reflection). It can be 
smarter than that as well if you tell it to.

- Vincent

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