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From Bruce Snyder <bruce.sny...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: m2: flushing out our dependencies
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 03:48:51 GMT
On 11/8/05, David Blevins <david.blevins@visi.com> wrote:
> So it's become pretty clear to me after trying to use m2 in gbuild
> with a dependency on activemq that we have quite a lot of work ahead
> of us flushing out valid pom.xml files for all our dependencies and
> our dependency's dependencies.  I had always assumed the largest
> barrier to entry on m2 was the plugins, but the dependency-war is
> proving to be a huge battle.
>
> At first blush, it's clear we have dependencies that aren't in the m2
> repo and dependencies that are in the repo but with bad pom.xml
> files.  It's going to be a lot of work to get a list of what needs to
> be taken care of in regards to dependencies (what's missing, what's
> bad) and even more work to fix each one and it's downstream
> dependencies.
>
> I personally don't have time to deal with it, but am posting as it's
> a huge issue we should be looking at and am really hoping some people
> (committer or not) will pop up and volunteer to help.
>
> Again, there is little advantage to being a Geronimo committer for
> this task as the bulk of the work is flushing out dependencies which
> are all external by nature.  A sense of adventure, spare time, and
> willingness to go knock on the doors of other projects on behalf of
> Geronimo is all you need.
>
> Any volunteers?  The more the better.  It'd be nice if someone could
> put together a list and divide the work up.

We had to work out the ActiveMQ dependencies for WADI already and
wound up deciding to use a custom repo to handle some of the
dependencies. I've already fixed up POMs for ActiveMQ that we can use.

Bruce
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