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From "Uwe Schindler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (TIKA-173) Creating of a binary release that does not bundle all JARS in one big one
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2008 23:01:49 GMT

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Uwe Schindler commented on TIKA-173:
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Thank you,

"mvn dependency:copy-dependencies" was what I missed. I have seen both JAR files (the TIKA
only and standalone), but I needed a build with collecting all dependencies in the target.

I opened this issue, because I wanted to be sure that in future (when TIKA gets released also
in binary version), dependencies are in their original JAR files bundled together with TIKA
and not only mixed together in the standalone JAR.

For quick testing of your build, the standalone jar is really good, but not for re-using the
library in own projects.

Thanks!

> Creating of a binary release that does not bundle all JARS in one big one
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: TIKA-173
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-173
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: Wish
>    Affects Versions: 0.2-incubating
>            Reporter: Uwe Schindler
>
> The maven code for building the project works good. For me it is a little bit annoying
that you are not able (as end user who will just download a binary release for inclusion into
his project) to include the JAR and all dependent JARs into your project. The standalone JAR
is good for starting TIKA as GUI or for a simple command line, but when including it into
other projects, where some of the libraries used by TIKA are also used, you have duplicate
class entries in your classpath and depending on the position of the standalone.jar you may
overwrite your local classes by old versions.
> It would be good to have a maven build task/step, that creates a lib directory for the
binary release containing TIKA's JAR file and all dependant libs as separate files. Then a
user is possible to only add the missing libs to his own project and e.g. replace by newer
versions of PDFBox, POI, XALAN, XERCES and do not pollute his classpath.
> By the way: TIKA is a Java 1.5 Project, the use of xml-apis.jar is not good. JAXP is
already included in Java, so i would remove this from the dependencies.

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