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From Jeff MAURY <>
Subject Re: [Studio] heads up
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:46:53 GMT
On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 9:04 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny <>

> Le 20/12/14 20:28, Stefan Seelmann a écrit :
> >
> >> 4) I have tried with the latest LDAP-API SNAPSHOT, but then I'm facing
> >> another issue : there is one dependency that has some class at the top
> >> level, which is stricly verboten. I still have to figure out which one
> >> (see
> >>
> >> for more insight on why could be the pb).
> > Which dependency is that? jdom? Do we use jdom? I thought we only use
> > dom4j, but that is also a problematic dependency.
> We don't use jdom, I just posted the URL to expose the potential pb if
> there is a jar with a class on teh top level.
> >
> >> 5) OSGi does not really like SNAPSHOT a lot. I still have to firgure
> >> oiut how to use them (there must be a solution, I just didn't had time
> >> to investigate too much)
> > Right, instead of -SNAPSHOT one has to use .qualifier. The
> > maven-bundle-plugin should convert that automatically. But I agree it is
> > confusing.
> It's not confusing, it's completely broken. The OSGi guys are totally
> fucked up here. Just because their tools are expecting the version to
> always increase (compared to Maven where x.y.z-SNAPSHOT < x.y.z), you
> can't use SNAPSHOTS. And they rejected the proposal to include SNAPSHOT
> versionning scheme for stupid reasons... Anyway, at some point in the
> future, there will be an epiphany on thir side, or they will lose the
> battle for something smarter. May be Java 9 or Java 10 will make then
> OSGi completely useless...
> How to transform a good idea to a bad one by simply not fixing their tools
> !
They are just right on this topic. Maven guys are planning to change
SNAPSHOT behavior and replace it with a timed-version of the artifact.



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