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From Andrey Razumovsky <>
Subject Re: JAVADOC-plugin: include comments from local dependent projects
Date Mon, 01 Feb 2010 19:04:09 GMT
Sorry, but I don't understand. I already have small library (A) and main
project (B). E.g. A contains interfaces, and B implementations. The question
is: how can I build docs for B so that, if none specified, method
descriptions are inherited from A?

2010/2/1 Ron Wheeler <>

> Andrey Razumovsky wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Imagine I have two projects, A and B. Both are mine projects and aren't
>> published anywhere on the internet (don't have url). A is referenced from
>> B.
>> Classes from B inherit a lot from classes from A.
>> The goal is to build docs for B, and include there only B sources. But
>> also
>> I want comments for B methods to be automatically inherited from A docs.
>> Currently I've been unable to do that.
>> When I specify <links> to local storage of A docs, links are created, but
>> docs are not inherited.
>> When I specify <sourcepath> to storage of A src, docs are inherited, but
>> classes from A are included in docs as well (unwanted). Trying to exclude
>> them with <excludePackageNames> results in losing docs inheritance.
>> BTW I used to solve the problem with Ant once:
>> <javadoc ... sourcepath="src/main/java;${A.LOCATION}/src/main/java"
>> packagenames="B.PACKAGE.*" />
>> How can I do that with Maven?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Andrey
> Are you sure that you would not be happier with more small library projects
> that create JARs dependencies for the main projects?
> Combined with interfaces and implementations, you should get a decent set
> of docs plus a set of code that is easier to maintain.
> Ron
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