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From "Carlos Sanchez" <>
Subject Re: [RANT] This Maven thing is killing us....
Date Tue, 04 Jul 2006 14:26:54 GMT
The "replace" dependency is alredy logged in jira. Not sure about the
conflict one.

On 7/4/06, Mario Ivankovits <> wrote:
> Hi!
> > If project A says it depends on B 1.0 and C says it depends on B 1.1,
> > there's a conflict in Maven, Ant and anything you want to use, the
> > difference is that Maven tries to do it for you, but you still can
> > override that behaviour.
> We also ended up putting our jars in svn again and using only system
> jars with a path to the jar in our pom.
> We have 50 direct dependencies, maintaining exclusion lists is a pain in
> the a** as you have really spent a couple of hours to get everything
> right again when you add a new dependency.
> And the problem is not only a version number difference. Also a project
> might decide to change its artifactId - or split into different smaller
> pieces.
> THAT was the real bummer for us.
> Whats missing in pom.xml is something like: replaces and conflicts
> So a artifact might say, ok, I "replace" any other artifact or I cant
> work together "conflict" with one.
> Say if xmlrpc decide to split into xmlrpc-common, xmlrpc-server,
> xmlrpc-client, xmlrcp-all then it can say that it "conflict" with xmlrpc
> - and for xmlrpc-all it can say that it "replace" xmlrpc.
> Still, user intervention is required, but thats better than having the
> same library on the path multiple times, just due to the fact that the
> name differs.
> Maybe also a "contains" would be nice, so xmlrpc-all can say it already
> "contains" the server,client and common part.
> But I have to admit, I dont want the one programming the dependency
> solver ;-)
> Ciao,
> Mario
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