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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: transitive dependencies of feature descriptors
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:09:00 GMT
Hi Benson,

honestly, I don't understand your point ;)

You have an "uber" bundle containing packages, and this bundle is in a 
feature.

This feature can be used as an inner feature.

So what's the point ?

Regards
JB

On 08/05/2016 02:03 PM, Benson Margulies wrote:
> Folks, I wonder if someone else has found a way out of this.
>
> Consider a project that builds an OSGi bundle by aggregating some
> non-OSGi jar Maven dependencies. Those dependencies are in the
> dependency tree of the resulting bundle.
>
> Now, consider what happens if you generate a feature to contain that
> bundle. You can carefully exclude artifactIds to ensure that these
> embedded jars do not show up in the feature.xml as 'wrap' bundles.
>
> However, there are still in the dependency graph of the feature itself.
>
> So, when you write a dependency _on the feature_ to incorporate that
> feature in a larger system, now the non-OSGi bundles are back in the
> picture. You then have to write Maven <exclusions> for them all over again.
>
> If I wrote a patch to the karaf-maven-plugin to exclude non-feature
> dependencies of features, would some committer commit it?
>

-- 
Jean-Baptiste Onofré
jbonofre@apache.org
http://blog.nanthrax.net
Talend - http://www.talend.com

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