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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Adding sourcepath to Eclipse plugin..
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2004 15:44:00 GMT
I don't use eclipse so I don't really know what you guys are talking 
about, but, "fools rush in..."

I just supplied a patch to the idea plugin that links dependencies that 
are built in the same multiproject build as source dependencies, using 
the source of the actual project, and links dependencies that are not 
in the multiproject build as jar dependencies in the repo.  Does the 
eclipse plugin do this?  Is this related to this discussion?

david jencks

On Sep 24, 2004, at 8:10 AM, Jörg Schaible wrote:

> Eric Pugh wrote on Friday, September 24, 2004 4:07 PM:
>> Hi all,
>> I have been looking at
>> " Add a property
>> to dependencies to link to source".  It would be quite easy
>> to add some sort of property to each dependency specifing the
>> name of a file that would be in your repository.  Something like:
>> 		<dependency>
>> 			<groupId>commons-lang</groupId>
>> 			<artifactId>commons-lang</artifactId>
>> 			<version>2.0</version>
>> <url></url>
>> 			<properties>
>> <eclipse.src></eclipse.src> 			</properties>
>> 		</dependency>
>> Then the plugin would expect this file to exist in:
>> $MAVEN_REPO/commons-lang/src/commons-lang/
>> Is this change worth making?  While you would have to
>> manually download and install the jars, that way you don't
>> have to configure another Eclipse classpath variable.  Is
>> there anything I should be aware of in the next version of
>> Maven that would conflict with this approach?
> Yeah. You cannot assume, that the source is in the Maven repo. I would 
> really love to see such a functionality in the Eclipse plugin, since 
> this is the major reason I currently don't recreate the .classpath 
> after initial creation. OTOH, the described approach fails, because:
> - most artifacts currently don't come with source
> - since it is currently a manual task - if you download source, it is 
> normally not put into the maven repo
> - Eclipse 2.x (and therefore WSAD) cannot look into zips
> - is no good for local SNAPSHOTs
> What about to assume
> MAVEN_REPO/${groupId}/srcs/${artifactId}-src-${versionId}.jar
> as default, if the property is not explicitly set? And let the user 
> overwrite the setting e.g. with
> SRC_HOME/framework-1.2/framework/src
> Make sense ?
> - Jörg
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