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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-4013) Make our dependency usage the same as maven dependency usage via car-maven-plugin
Date Wed, 14 May 2008 22:25:55 GMT


David Jencks commented on GERONIMO-4013:

rev 656332 has a problem in that deps that are available from a car dependency and also from
a transitive dependency show up as direct dependencies in the plan.  We need to figure out
all the geronimo transitive dependencies of each car file and avoid reintroducing these as
direct dependencies.

> Make our dependency usage the same as maven dependency usage via car-maven-plugin
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-4013
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>    Affects Versions: 2.2
>            Reporter: David Jencks
>            Assignee: David Jencks
>             Fix For: 2.2
>         Attachments: GERONIMO-4013.diff
> Right now the car-maven-plugin ignores maven transitive dependencies.  One reason for
this is that our build is not using our plugins as the "classloader source" of the maven dependencies
that are in the plugin poms.  If we restructured our build so that the pom dependency graph
matched the geronimo classloader graph then perhaps we could let the car-maven-plugin follow
transitive dependencies, thus making our view of dependencies pretty much the same as maven's.
> This may show up many other problems, such as too many badly scoped dependencies in all
sorts of projects we use.
> One first step is to try out the car-maven-plugin with a flag for following transitive
dependencies.  As long as it is false we ought to get pretty much the previous behavior.
> A first use could be for the new gshell plugins so they don't have to restate all the
transitive dependencies.  This may show up scope problems as well.

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