[jdom-interest] V2.x not usable next to V1.x

Rolf Lear jdom at tuis.net
Fri May 18 11:21:31 PDT 2012

You never answered any of the 4 questions ;-)

A few months ago I was begging for maven-experienced people to 'do it

There was some help putting together a POM, but by far the biggest
challenge is getting all the 'protocols' in place to actually deliver
projects to maven-central. And that makes things difficult. Especially
difficult because there is no easy way to do a 'sand-box' test-like
process, and it is not available for 'anyone' to do.... it took me weeks
just to understand, submit, and process the 'paperwork'. Then, once you are
on, you have *no* second-chances.... get one little-bitsy-teeny thing
wrong, and you're screwed. If I do something simple like have a piece of
uncommitted code when I build the JDOM Build, then that is

So, in essence, based on the information available 'back then', I have
done everything *right*, and JDOM 2.x is correctly installed in maven.
What's not working is the condition where someone wants to use two
different versions of JDOM at one time....


Paul Libbrecht appears to have anticipated this problem

On Fri, 18 May 2012 14:06:44 -0400, Brad Cox <bcox at virtualschool.edu>
> The maven dox are clear about its adherence to "convention over
> configuration", which is the very thing I found compelling after my own
> bout of grumbling over its noncompliance with *my* conventions
> (src/main/java indeed when src should be enough, sez' I). That said, it
> provide way to override almost anything, although that's usually painful
> enough that its best avoided.
> Think of it this way. For the problems I work on, JDOM is a very small
> in a very large forest of jars that must work together. I need it to fit
>  in to that forest and "just work" without having to think about your
> reasons for wanting (or needing) your own set of conventions. Regardless
> its (many) flaws, maven projects generally more or less deliver on that
> promise. Outlier conventions create problems for me and I avoid packages
> that create problems.
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Rolf Lear <jdom at tuis.net> wrote:

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