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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Unable to build using m2
Date Tue, 27 Jun 2006 21:15:08 GMT
>> Any idea where the stax:stax-api:1.1.1-dev comes from?
>> The root pom states that stax:stax-api:1.0 should be used... but  
>> the errors with the xmlbeans plugin all state 1.1.1-dev.
> I've filed a bunch of bugs all over the place and the current  
> status is:
> -- I'm working with the xmlbeans team to publish correct poms for  
> xmlbeans 2.0.0-1, 2.1.0-1, and 2.2.0.  This will take a while, but  
> apparently won't conflict with the maven evangelism rules (my first  
> attempt revealed that the evangelism instructions had no  
> relationship to the actual process the maven team uses)

How long is a while?

Urg... this is another thing about Maven that really bothers me... we  
are SO completely dependent on other projects for our own project to  

This would not be a problem if we had our own repo that we had  
complete ownership of.  We could fix any poms and install fixed  
plugins.  And... the build would be completely repeatable.  Chances  
are that in a year or two, if anyone tries to build anything with  
Maven off of an old branch it will fail miserably.  IMO this is not  

> -- The maven xmlbeans plugin has had a couple fixes applied, but  
> whether a snapshot is publically available is not clear to me.  I  
> strongly recommend building the xmlbeans plugin from source.  IIRC  
> this will eliminate the need for the bogus stax dependencies.   
> Here's the latest relevant jira: 
> MXMLBEANS-20?page=all
> After all the fixes are in we should not need any dependencies on  
> stax-api and the bogus dependencies on stax can be removed.

I really don't like to have to go and check out a bunch of external  
tools or libraries and then go step by step, configure and build  
them... and hope like heck that their builds work all of the time,  
and pray that Maven does not freak-out halfway through a long build  
due to a missing dependency or repository timeout... just to get the  
right bits in place to maybe get our build moving forward,

This is a nightmare IMO.  I remember a certain nightmarish build way  
back in the day that needed a bit of magic... in comparison to our  
build, that nightmare was the sweetest of dreams.

  * * *

The more I think about it the more it appears thats something major  
is going to need to be done to really fix things...


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