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From Christofer Dutz <>
Subject AW: Extending Mavens Dependency-Resolution Strategy?
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:10:43 GMT
Hi Robert,

it definitely sounds like a first step in that direction. I added my comments there.

If I can help to make such a feature reality, just tell me what I should do to help you.


Von: Robert Scholte <>
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2016 23:46:40
An: Maven Developers List
Betreff: Re: Extending Mavens Dependency-Resolution Strategy?

Have I look at
This proposal will allow more scopes and plugins are able to select a set
of dependencies based on the scope.
It looks like your problem could be solved with this implementation.


On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:40:41 +0200, Christofer Dutz
<> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am working on a new Maven plugin for building Apache Flex projects.
> While the Flexmojos plugin I am also maintaining seems to still be
> working but requiring more and more hacks, I would like to drop that and
> make things cleaner in a new plugin.
> The dependency scopes defined in Maven per default are tightly linked to
> Javas scopes. Unfortunately other languages tend to have more scopes.
> Flex for example compiles in code that is directly referenced to the
> output and had so-called "rsl" scope which results in something more
> similar to jars or DLLs. The opposite -"include" - results in something
> like static linking, including all (not only the referenced code parts).
> Maven accepts scopes like this but outputs a warning in the beginning. I
> can live with that. In older versions of Maven if think unknown scopes
> were handled as "compile" scope, but this was fixed and in more recent
> versions I think all scopes of transitive dependencies that are not
> built in to maven automatically resolve to runtime or provided (Don't
> quite remember).
> I know I could get rid of the warnings by providing a custom
> ModelValidator, but I guess the resolutions of dependencies would still
> not work correctly.
> Is there an extension point where I could provide a
> ".mvn/extensions.xml" entry to tell Maven how to resolve the other
> scopes? I think I stumbled over the component implementing the
> transitive resolutions one or two years ago, but I seem to be unable to
> find that again. I was planning on extending that component to work only
> on flex-type projects and to default back to the default if it's not a
> flex project.
> Any other ideas, pointers, suggestions?
> Chris

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