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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: downloading external dependencies outside of
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:45:03 GMT
Many projects in a similar situation ship a "deps"
package that contains dependencies and distribute
those from the mirrors.


> From: Juan Pablo Santos Rodríguez <>
>Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:42 PM
>Subject: downloading external dependencies outside of
>As a part of JSPWiki's July 2012 incubator report [#1], it was noted that
>JSPWiki (incubating) should not ship external jars alongside with code.
>This has been achieved in current trunk. However, as part of AOO community
>graduation vote thread [#2] it was noted that:
>" If you try to build from source the build system will download packages
>from instead of from elsewhere or the mirrors.  That
>violates infra policy."
>Which is exactly what is happening to us: we download jars from Central as
>much as possible but, as there are a few of them ([#3], [#4]) which are not
>published in Central, we download them from These jar are
>all AL compatible so, the questions are:
>- where can we place them in order to not violate infra policy?
>- could this be a -1 towards voting a release? how to proceed?
>thx & regards,
>juan pablo
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