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From "Felix Meschberger (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FELIX-4372) Allow importing packages as mandatory from optional POM dependencies
Date Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:42:57 GMT

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Felix Meschberger commented on FELIX-4372:
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I think mapping optional dependencies to optional imports makes most sense. What we generally
do to prevent automatic required imports is to declare the dependencies with provided scope
instead of compile scope.

> Allow importing packages as mandatory from optional POM dependencies
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FELIX-4372
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-4372
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Maven Bundle Plugin
>    Affects Versions: maven-bundle-plugin-2.4.0
>            Reporter: Arik Kfir
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: maven-bundle-plugin-2.4.1
>
>         Attachments: optional-packages.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 5m
>  Remaining Estimate: 5m
>
> Maven Bundle Plugin automatically marks all packages imported from <optional> dependencies
as optional packages in the manifest. There are some cases where one wants to mark a dependency
as optional, but still have its packages as mandatory (eg. when you don't want consumers to
have said optional dependency in their classpath).
> It would be useful to have a simple flag to turn this behavior off when needed. I've
attached a small patch to do just that (the default of course is to keep the current behavior
which fits most cases).



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