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From "Musachy Barroso" <musa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: classpath scanner
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 21:48:42 GMT
maven-shade-plugin works fine. It took me while to get it to work due
to my maven noobness. If none object I will check in the xbean code
into xwork, with the pom modifications .

musachy

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 2:53 PM, David Blevins <david.blevins@visi.com> wrote:
>
> On May 30, 2008, at 2:09 AM, Adam Hardy wrote:
>
>> Don Brown on 29/05/08 08:08, wrote:
>>>
>>> xbean-finder is already split into a common library, just it is part
>>> of the xbean project rather than commons.  From a technical level,
>>> there is no difference.
>>> The reason we want to copy the code over has less to do with the
>>> project's stability but the desire to have fewer dependencies.
>>> Don
>>> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Al Sutton <al.sutton@alsutton.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> How about talking to the author about splitting it into a commons
>>>> library?
>>>> This would give the usual benefits of propogating bug fixes and avoid
>>>> duplicate work on divergent code bases.
>>>>
>>>> Al.
>>>>
>>>> Musachy Barroso wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It is a standalone library, used heavily by the OpenEJB and Geronimo
>>>>>> guys.
>>>>>>
>>>>> oops.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Personally, I favor copying the code over and jarjar'ing the asm
>>>>>> dependency.
>>
>> Two quick questions:
>>
>> "jarjar'ing" the dependency? What does that mean? I hope I'm not the only
>> one who isn't hip to the lingo! I guess if I knew the context better I could
>> work it out.
>>
>> Secondly, I was wondering about the advantages of having fewer
>> dependencies, especially in this maven era. If something's really great,
>> it's fine to depend on it, surely?
>
> The term comes from a tool that essentially read in the byte code and
> repackaged it.  For example changing the java package from org.objectweb.asm
> to org.apache.fooproject.asm.  There are other tools that can do it now,
> like the maven-shade-plugin, but it was the first that I'm aware of.
>
> The ASM guys themselves recommend repackaging their code due to the number
> of people using different versions of ASM and that some of those versions of
> incompatible.  Hibernate is a good example of this as they use a really old
> version of ASM.  As this particular library is only 40K or so you can solve
> a lot of potential headaches for users by getting it out of their way.
>
> -David
>
>
>
>
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