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From Brant Gurganus <>
Subject Re: dependencies/JAR
Date Sun, 22 Aug 2004 12:27:19 GMT
Stefan Kleineikenscheidt wrote:

>i think i don't fully understand.  If you want to bundle your
>application JAR with its dependencies you can use the uberjar plugin
>(part of the standard maven distro) or the javaapp plugin
>I've found the javaapp plugin working better (although uberjar is
>certainly more sexy ;).
>Using the classpath-entry of the manifest-file for this is usually more
>tricky, as the entry is dependent on the location of the dependencies.
>So far I've only used it for EJB-JARs in EARs.
>Another way of doing this is shipping the dependencies in a lib/ dir and
>providing a start-script.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Brant Gurganus [] 
>>Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 3:18 AM
>>Subject: dependencies/JAR
>>How do other projects deal with moving dependencies to the build 
>>directory and adding them to the classpath entry of the generated JAR?
The problem with uberjar and javaapp is that they pack the dependencies 
into a single JAR.  That prevents a user from updating a dependency 
provided the dependency is compatible.  I would prefer the ability for 
the JAR plugin to include relative entries for the dependencies and to 
copy the dependencies to a lib/ or author-specified subdirectory of the 
build directory.

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