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From "Benjamin Bentmann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MNG-3348) Add new dependency scope "bootstrap" to support concept of boot class path
Date Fri, 02 May 2008 08:49:46 GMT


Benjamin Bentmann commented on MNG-3348:

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> Add new dependency scope "bootstrap" to support concept of boot class path
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-3348
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Dependencies
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.8
>            Reporter: Benjamin Bentmann
> When it comes to cross-platform compilation, one needs to feed in a bootclasspath into
various JDK tools like javac or javadoc (see MCOMPILER-20, MOJO-606). Currently, the affected
Maven plugins provide a configuration parameter on their own to deal with this concept. Usually,
this configuration needs to be configured with file system paths (either to some JARs in the
local repo or to the user's JDK installation).
> That's not really the Maven way. Maven builds classpaths from dependencies and hence,
the bootclasspath should be configurable via dependencies, too. Having a dedicated scope for
such dependencies would make plugin development and configuration more straightforeward in
the case of cross-platform compilation.
> My post MCOMPILER-20#action_112355 may be used as an inspiration, how such a new scope
could look like.

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