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From Paul Hammant <>
Subject Re: Maven 4.0.0
Date Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:50:25 GMT
To add to scope for Maven 4, IMO:

*1. <dependency> tag could have an optional <repo-list> arg:*


In the above, central is not checked at all.  my-team and my-corp are
defined elsewhere.

*2. GAV as a first class thing (optional):*



<dependency gav="com.thoughtworks.xstream:xstream:1.4.10"/>

For the first time ever people could do simple ack/ag/grep thru source
bases looking for things.

*3. More pluggable dependency resolver:*

I might want alternate places to source JARs from that are *not* HTTP
mounted system that match the Maven2 directory structure.

Like here - (and
associated blog entry -

In particular I need to rework the jar as it is pulled into the local
~/.m2/repository cache - there's a root directory to remove.

- Paul

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