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From "Robert Scholte (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MNG-5305) Deprecate relativePath
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:32:58 GMT


Robert Scholte commented on MNG-5305:

So I caused some confusion. So let me be more clear: when splitting it up, you will only work
with the build-pom, it is still called {{pom.xml}}. The distribution-pom is *generated* based
on the build-pom and will end up in the repositories. The end-user won't notice any difference
in its build process. 

> Deprecate relativePath
> ----------------------
>                 Key: MNG-5305
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Inheritance and Interpolation
>            Reporter: Reto Gmuer
>              Labels: close-pending
> The concept of relativePath is alien to the overall Maven design of having project directory
that only depends on entities in the repositories. With relative-paths the build might yield
to different results depending on were a project folder is located in the local filesystem.
> The parent POM resolution was changed in Maven 3. Because of this explicit relativePaths
need to be specified  more often for reactor builds to be built in the correct order. The
reason for this (according to Maven 3.x compatibility note) is to improve consistency: "In
Maven 2, building the child project in isolation could fail while the reactor build would
succeed to resolve the parent.". However this behaviour is inconsistent with the resolution
of the other dependencies, in fact the above is true for any Maven version when a dependency
that is part of the reactor is not available in a suitable versions in the repository: in
this case the build of the individual project fails while the build of the whole reactor succeeds.
> Because of this relativePath should be marked as deprecated and the parent should be
treated like a dependency when computing the build order of reactor projects.

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