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From Ivan <>
Subject Re: Move dependencyManagment segment in framework/pom.xml to the root pom.xml
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2009 06:03:05 GMT
Thanks for the clarification for the two solutions, David.
But I do not think that it is better to move all the dependencies out from
the root pom.xml file. It makes sense that define them in the plugin's pom
file for Tomcat or Jetty. But for those tool packages, like xmlbeans,
xmlresovle, etc, I still think it is better to put them in the root pom
file. For example, it will make it strange to import pluginA just for using
a xmlbean package, although it would not a problem from technical side.
Any comments ?

2009/12/10 David Jencks <>

> On Dec 9, 2009, at 6:51 PM, Ivan wrote:
>  Hi,
>>    I found some third-party bundle defintions are in the
>> framework/pom.xml, Is there any reason to keep them there ? If not, I would
>> suggest to move them to the root pom.xml file, so that all the plugins could
>> refer to them.
> To me this is a difficult question.  There are two plausible alternatives:
> 1. move all dependency management for the entire project to the root pom.
> 2. move all dependency management to either framework root pom or the
> plugins root pom that introduces them, and use the <scope>import</scope>
> dependency management for other plugins that need the dependency to import
> the pom that sets up the dependencyManagement..
> 2 depends on the very recent import scope feature, we could not have done
> it for any 2.1 or earlier releases.
> Arguments can definitely be made on both sides of this discussion.  At the
> moment my thinking is that (1) promotes a monolithic project that is
> difficult to split into independent modules that are assembled, and that (2)
> promotes more modularity at the possible cost of making dependency tracking
> slightly harder.  So, over the last few months I've been moving towards (2),
> putting dependency management for e.g. the imported jetty jars in the jetty8
> root pom.
> So, I'm in favor of gradually moving all the dependency management out of
> the root pom.
> thanks
> david jencks
>     Thanks !
>> --
>> Ivan


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