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From Maczka Michal <michal.mac...@imtf.ch>
Subject RE: xml entities and maven 2
Date Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:18:46 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Porter [mailto:brett@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 8:53 AM
> To: Maven Developers List
> Subject: Re: xml entities and maven 2
> 
> 
> Jörg Schaible wrote:
> 
> ><dependencies>
> >	<definition id="mx4j">
> >		<groupId>mx4j</groupId>
> >		<version>2.1.1</version>
> >		<url>http://mx4j.sf.net</url>
> >	</definition>
> >	<dependency>
> >		<artifactId>mx4j-jmx</artifactId>
> >		<ref id="mx4j" />
> >	</dependency>
> ></dependencies>
> >  
> >
> I think we'd be more likely to allow something like:
> <version>${project.getDependency("mx4j").version}</version>
> 
> ... though I'm still hesitant to suggest that is a good idea.
> 
> Again, transitive dependencies means most of these won't be specified
> anyway, and the above is going to dramatically complicate, if not make
> impossible future, more advanced, dependency mediation (eg when you
> specify a range of versions). Not to mention being an eye sore (I'm
> referring to both examples :)
> 

BTW: Are there still some plans to support "group" dependencies in m2?



Michal

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