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From Daniel Spiewak <>
Subject Re: [RESULT] [VOTE]: Buildr 1.3 release
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:31:25 GMT

It's not that the POM is missing, it's that there's no JAR which corresponds
to the POM.  This is less often a case of broken deployment (though that
does happen) and more usually where a large project with complicated
dependencies tries to simplify their deployment by building a
"super-package" which depends upon everything below it.  In short, it's a
package which exists solely for the purpose of transitive dependencies.  In
my test case, the super-package is ``databinder-parent``.  I don't remember
what the artifact name is for the Hibernate super-package.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your notes in the troubleshooting doc, but it
looks like that just fixes the problems with missing POM.  Is there any way
to work around the non-JAR?  (since it isn't really missing)


Assaf Arkin wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Daniel Spiewak <>
> wrote:
>> Might want to hold off on that release.  It seems that the bug with
>> POM-only
>> projects still hasn't been fixed.  Since there are a large number of
>> projects (including Hibernate) which make use of this to aggregate
>> transitive dependencies, this really isn't something which can be ignored
>> for 1.3 unless we're giving up on the idea of stable transitive
>> dependencies
>> in this release.
> I have some ideas on how to do transitive dependencies right, but those
> will
> have to wait for after the 1.3.  It's a pretty big deal and something I'd
> like to see as the main focus for 1.4 (along with version matching and
> OSGi
> support).
> The transitive method is still marked as experimental, it's supposed to
> carry us until we get real transitive support, so it should be fixed but
> can't hold the release.
> The quick workaround until we get to test and fix it, is to fake the
> missing
> artifact/POM:
> Assaf
>> Daniel

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