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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: maven question
Date Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:27:55 GMT
Hi Sachin,

It may be worth posting this to the Maven Users list, there are
several folks that can help out there.

The problem here is that "plugin" is a reserved type for Maven
plugins. Also note that / should not be valid in a groupId - they are
meant to be identifiers, not path elements - and when converted to a
different layout the / or .jar in artifactId would cause confusion.

I'd suggest using a type = jar (which is the default). There is little
advantage to having a separate type.

I'd also suggest using groupId = org.eclipse.core, artifactId =
org.eclipse.core.resources, version = 3.1.0.

This will give you a filename almost what you want, except that _ will
be replaced with -. This is just how Maven deals with its repository -
you are able to rename the file when you reuse it in Eclipse after it
has been downloaded.

Hope this helps.


On 8/29/05, Sachin Patel <> wrote:
> I'm playing around trying to declare a dependency on an eclipse plugin
> purely using the <dependency> element.  Theres are 2 problems in doing so...
> If I have the following....
> <dependency>
>     <groupID>eclipse</groupID>
>     <artifactID>org.eclipse.core.resources</artifactID>
>     <version>3.1.0</version>
>     <type>plugin</type>
> </dependency>
> This according to the documentation would resolve to
> [REPO_ROOT]/eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.core.resources-3.1.0.plugin
> rather then [REPO_ROOT]/eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.core.resources_3.1.0.jar
> Notice the two differences, (1) where <type> will be used as the
> extension rather then .jar, and (2) the version number for eclipse
> plugins are appended with an underscore rather then a dash.
> Is the <type> element required? Can I just change groupID to
> <groupID>eclipse/plugins</groupID> and then also remove the version
> number and have the full artifact file name specified
> <artifactID>org.eclipse.core.resources_3.1.0.jar</artifactID> ?
> Thanks.

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