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From Raymond Auge <>
Subject Re: Aries Spec Jars
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:28:36 GMT
Hi Tim,

I was thinking of proposing this very thing over the last few weeks.

I had already deliberately pushed the CDI related spec jars and also the
spec jar for JAX-RS into an aries sub-group in maven in order to better
accommodate and reflect this very thing.

So, I would be a big +1 for having these in a specific sub-project.

- Ray

On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 6:25 AM, Timothy Ward <>

> Hi all,
> I’ve noticed that an increasing number of Aries projects are producing
> wrapped spec jars (JPA, JAX-RS, CDI...). In general I think that this is a
> good thing, as few other Open Source projects package the jars with OSGi
> contract metadata.
> I do wonder, however, if these spec jars should be provided by a separate
> Aries project, rather than scattered across multiple other projects. I have
> two main reasons for this.
> 1. It makes the code for packaging the spec jars harder to find in source
> control
> 2. It creates some non-obvious links between projects. It’s clear why
> tx-control depends on JPA, but not why JAX-RS depends on CDI!
> The spec jars are mostly being put into a separate Maven group already. I
> would simply see this as a formalisation of that earlier decision.
> Thoughts?
> Tim
> Sent from my iPhone

*Raymond Augé* <>
Senior Software Architect *Liferay, Inc.* <>
Board Member & EEG Co-Chair, OSGi Alliance <> (@OSGiAlliance)

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