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From Ferry Huberts <maili...@hupie.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] contribute maven-bundle-plugin to Apache Maven
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:18:14 GMT

On 28/02/13 19:08, Stuart McCulloch wrote:
> On 28 Feb 2013, at 17:55, Ferry Huberts wrote:
>> On 28/02/13 18:29, Stuart McCulloch wrote:
>>> On 28 Feb 2013, at 17:04, Sahoo wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 28 February 2013 10:18 PM, Stuart McCulloch wrote:
>>>>> Except that having OSGi packaging supported in Maven
>>>>> out-of-the-box could be worth any short-term confusion,
>>>> I don't understand this limitation. Why is it that an
>>>> extension that supports bundle project type be generated from
>>>> Maven project for maven to know about the extension by default?
>>>> Surely it's a matter of them referencing our extension in some
>>>> classpath configuration somewhere.
>>> It's up to the Maven team to decide on their default packaging
>>> types. While there's no technical reason they couldn't refer to
>>> extensions not under their control I'm not sure it will happen
>>> any time soon. I should point out that contributing the plugin
>>> doesn't mean it would automatically get added as a default
>>> packaging type, but it would improve the odds - and development
>>> of the plugin might benefit from being more aligned with the
>>> Maven team.
>> How would it improve the odds? You'd just shift the dependency on
>> external code from the plugin to bnd. And I seriously doubt that
>> Peter would be willing to donate bnd to the Maven team.
> I'm not stopping anyone from asking the Maven team to add 'bundle' as
> a default packaging type, but I also doubt they would add a plugin
> that they neither develop or maintain.
> Having a dependency from a core plugin to an external
> (Apache-licensed) library is likely to be less of an issue,
> especially since Maven itself relies on various external libraries.

To clarify, I was just being curious, no intention of being critical 
(since I'm actually in favor of what you propose)

> That said it sounds like people have strong opinions about any change
> of plugin coordinates, so I'm just going to leave it for now.

>>> PS. if anyone would like to help triage the maven-bundle-plugin
>>> issues on JIRA and either propose patches or review/test
>>> existing patches, let me know.
>>>> Thanks, Sahoo
>> -- Ferry Huberts

Ferry Huberts

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