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From "Brian Fox (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (MNG-2997) Dependency mechanism page should describe the 'optional' element
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2008 17:34:48 GMT

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Brian Fox closed MNG-2997.
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      Assignee: Brian Fox
    Resolution: Fixed

Already in the docs:
{noformat}
 * <Optional dependencies>
   - If project Y depends on project Z, the owner of project Y can mark project Z
     as an optional dependency, using the "optional" element.  When project X depends on project
Y, X will 
     depend only on Y and not on Y's optional dependency Z.  The owner of project X may then
     explicitly add a dependency on Z, at her option.  (It may be helpful to think of optional
     dependencies as "excluded by default.")
{noformat}

AFAIK, optional has nothing to do with scope, only transitivity of consumers of your project.


> Dependency mechanism page should describe the 'optional' element
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-2997
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-2997
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Documentation: Introductions
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.6
>            Reporter: Wendy Smoak
>            Assignee: Brian Fox
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: Documentation Deficit
>
>
> The introduction-to-dependency-mechanism page should explain how the 'optional' element
combines with the 'scope' element.
> http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/introduction-to-dependency-mechanism.html

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