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From Jarek Gawor <>
Subject Re: Time to turn off dependency change tracking in trunk?
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:06:57 GMT
#2 sounds reasonable so +1 to that.


On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Kevan Miller <> wrote:
> On Mar 3, 2011, at 12:14 PM, Jarek Gawor wrote:
>> Are karaf features built from the maven dependencies? If so, won't
>> that require the same tracking as we are doing now?
>> I always found the dependencies.xml useful but I guess maybe I was the
>> only one that paid attention to it. It prevented the server from
>> having too much unnecessary stuff and probably improved build time a
>> bit (since less stuff was getting pulled in when building a plugin).
> You aren't the only one that found them useful. However, in our current mode of development,
I don't think they are particularly useful. Dependencies are getting updated, but you don't
see them until you're running an svn diff (or svn commit). IMO, that's too late. I think we
have two options:
> 1) reenable the check that fails the build when dependencies change.
> 2) disable the dependency generation (or move dependencies to target), until we're ready
to start (1) again
> I think we're going to need a thorough review of our dependencies. So, I'm ok with 2)
until things settle down a bit...
> --kevan

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