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From "Robert Scholte" <rfscho...@apache.org>
Subject Re: maven-compiler-plugin cannot find class files in WEB-INF/classes
Date Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:26:28 GMT
They must use a different compiler. Verify their pom (or other buildtool  
file) to see how they do it.
e.g. googling for OSGi compiler plugin gave me enough hits.

Robert

Op Mon, 14 Dec 2015 01:07:23 +0100 schreef Chris Barlock  
<barlock@us.ibm.com>:

> Thanks Robert.  I opened some of the Apache jars that have been
> OSGi-enabled and they just put the classes and/or JARs in the root of the
> JAR and specify the appropriate packages on Import-Packages and
> Export-Package in the MANIFEST.  Your best practice is a little more
> "pure" in terms of generating a "proper" OSGi bundle -- at the expense of
> more more project to build the JAR for the bundle.
>
> Chris
>
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>
>
> From:   "Robert Scholte" <rfscholte@apache.org>
> To:     "Maven Users List" <users@maven.apache.org>
> Date:   12/12/2015 07:07 AM
> Subject:        Re: maven-compiler-plugin cannot find class files in
> WEB-INF/classes
>
>
>
> Hi Chris,
>
> this isn't really a maven-compiler-plugin issue. This is how the java
> compiler (JAVA_HOME/bin/javac) works, or to be more precise: how the
> classpath works.
> It expects that the packages are in the root of the archive, not in a
> subdirectory like WEB-INF/classes.
>
> Best practice in this case: have a separate Maven module for the classes
> and include it as jar dependency to your war or generate an extra jar  
> with
> your war containing the classes [1]. You'll get an extra
> webapp-1.0-SNAPSHOT-classes.jar. If you want to use this, add
> <classifier>classes</classifier> to your dependency.
>
> thanks,
> Robert
>
> [1]
> http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-war-plugin/war-mojo.html#archiveClasses
>
>
>
> Op Sat, 12 Dec 2015 01:19:11 +0100 schreef Chris Barlock
> <barlock@us.ibm.com>:
>
>> I used the maven-bundle-plugin to create a Web Application Bundle in
>> which
>> the class files are in WEB-INF/classes and the MANIFEST.MF confirms
> this:
>>
>> Bundle-ClassPath: WEB-INF/classes
>>
>> If I try to use this WAB (packaged as a JAR) as a dependency for the
>> maven-compiler-plugin, it can't find any of the class files in the JAR.
>> If
>> I change the JAR such that the class files are in the root of the JAR
>> rather than in WEB-INF classes, then maven-compiler-plugin is happy.  Is
>> it possible to use WABs with the maven-compiler-plugin?
>>
>> Chris
>
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