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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: MNG-5567: Zips on classpath
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:10:13 GMT
Hi Michael,

Michael Osipov wrote:

> Am 2017-02-09 um 21:10 schrieb Benson Margulies:
>> -1 to zips on the classpath. We need to disentangle the java classpath
>> from the general concept of 'module X depends on module Y'. I created
>> quite a lot of code that uses zips as containers to pass files from
>> one place to another, and would be horribly broken if their transitive
>> dependencies started showing up.
> This is because we finally need packaging zip. It would solve your
> problem.

Sorry, maybe I don't understand a concept here, but how does this solve the 
problem for existing zips (with classifiers)? IMHO their packaging type is 
also "zip" and if these zip files suddenly transport dependencies it will 
break existing projects.


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