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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Ubuntu Main Distribution
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2008 03:36:10 GMT

On Aug 4, 2008, at 4:49 PM, Jacek Laskowski wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 2:06 AM, Kevan Miller  
> <> wrote:
>> B) A maven build will access multiple, redundant, versions of the  
>> same
>> artifact. We control the versions that will be included in our server
>> assemblies. However, we don't really control the build-time  
>> dependencies
>> that our build will require. Thus, the transitive dependencies  
>> accessed
>> during a build may be much more than will actually be needed/used  
>> in the
>> server assemblies. Is there some way we can help limit the number of
>> artifacts which must be available during a build?
> Hi Kevan,
> Dave Blevins worked out a tool to limit the number of necessary deps
> in OpenEJB. I think it could be used in Geronimo as well.

Hi Jacek,
Thanks for the pointer. Perhaps David can comment on the possible  
utility of that tool.

> Is there a way to include all the necessary build sources in a single
> Ubuntu dir in the repo and point m2 to it? m2 could download the deps
> to let us build offline. Don't know whether it makes sense, but
> thought I threw it out to others see what I couldn't.

Will need to get Canonical involved in the discussion to answer what  
they can and cannot do.

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