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From "Brian Fox (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (MECLIPSE-152) Write .classpath with ordered dependencies [incl. Patch]
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:43:15 GMT


Brian Fox updated MECLIPSE-152:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.4)

> Write .classpath with ordered dependencies [incl. Patch]
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MECLIPSE-152
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x Eclipse Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.2
>         Environment: Windowz XP, eclipse 3.2
>            Reporter: Holger Hoffstätte
>            Assignee: Kenney Westerhof
>             Fix For: 2.5
>         Attachments: orderDependencies.patch, orderDependencies.patch
> Related to my comment in MNG-1412 - I decided to take a quick stab at the eclipse plugin
and voil√°! Ordered dependencies in the written .classpath. This is only a prototype (my first
attempt at maven development) and could serve as basis for other orderings like groupId, transitive
nearness etc.
> Initially I wanted to make IdeDependency comparable (similar to MECLIPSE-150 which added
proper equals) but having multiple Comparators seemed better for extensibility.
> It worked right away, does exactly what I want (ordering by artifactId) and has minimal
impact. I am not familiar with the maven codebase so I hope this is the right place to do
the actual ordering before writing; obviously it should observe a property like -DorderDependencies=artifactId
or something similar. The patch is against svn r425750 (2006-08-30). Currently no testcase
but if someone tells me how to add/read an orderDependencies property I might add one.
> Comments welcome.

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