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From Steve Cohen <>
Subject Re: What scope should source and javadoc dependencies be declared with?
Date Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:13:23 GMT
On 12/16/2010 07:52 AM, Wendy Smoak wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Steve Cohen<>  wrote:
>> I wish to update a project to use the later version of a dependency. There
>> are some incompatibilities and I'd like to try to come up to speed quickly.
>>   In the past I've simply gone to the project's web site and browsed or
>> downloaded javadoc and/or source.  But what's the right maven way to handle
>> this?  None of the scopes' definitions seem to fit this case?
> Generally the Maven integration in your IDE will handle retrieving the
> source and javadoc.  You don't declare dependencies on them in your
> project.
> Tell us more about your workflow and someone might have a suggestion...
Yeah, thanks, Wendy.  I came to realize this myself and have already 
removed the dependency.  My workflow uses Eclipse with m2eclipse.

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