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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Avalon feedback request
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2002 03:39:52 GMT


Stephen McConnell wrote:

>
>
> Peter M. Goldstein wrote:
>
>> Stephen,
>>
>>
>>  
>>
>>> 2.  Declare you depedency on the framework as an extension    jar 
>>> dependency. The current avalon-framework.jar (Avalon    current CVS 
>>> build) includes this.  If the jar files    created by James include 
>>> extension depedencies your can    get more rigerouse about version 
>>> control.
>>>   
>>
>> ...  
>>
>>> On this package it appears that there are several depedencies to other
>>> excalibur package ut they are not documeted in the manifest.  I'll
>>> post this as an issue over on Avalon-Dev.
>>>
>>>   
>>
>>
>> Has there been any progress on updating the jar dependencies.  I'm
>> having a rough time figuring out the situation because i) there is so
>> much traffic on the Avalon-dev list and ii) the automated builds don't
>> appear to be working.  Any update you could provide would be great.
>> Thanks.
>>
>
> I havn't had time to fix this yet (too busy working on Merlin and
> internal stuff).  Pete mentioned that there is a Ant extension that
> provides support for this sort of thing but I havn't checked into it
> yet.  In the meantime it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out the
> exact Excalibur project dependecies and get in place at least
> documentation of which versions of Excalibur resources that James is
> linked to.  I'll try to dig up the reference on the Ant utility I
> mentioned.  Also, don't hesitate to email me off-list for some
> extra help on sorting this one out. 


Just for reference - here is an example of a manifest files that 
includes extension dependecy declarations related to a number of the 
Exclibur projects.

    
http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/jakarta-avalon-excalibur/assembly/src/etc/project.mf

This is part of the Merlin 2.0 project

    http://home.osm.net/doc/merlin

Cheers, Steve.


>
>
>>>>> (c) elimination of structural dependencies on Phoenix (Block     
>>>>> and Block context usage).  This would eliminate the     Phoenix 
>>>>> jar dependency and is relatively easy to do.  It     would enable 
>>>>> the deployment of James in more application
>>>>>     scenarios (embedded, part of web-service), etc. - while     
>>>>> maintaining your ability to deploy under Phoenix where     
>>>>> appropriate.
>>>>>       
>>>>
>> ...
>>
>> A patch that addresses this was just submitted to the list for
>> discussion.
>>
>
> I spotted the patches (you've been busy)!
> Have these been committd or are they in discussion mode?
>
> Cheers, Steve.
>
>
>
>>
>> --Peter
>>
>>
>>
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