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Re: [eclipse-dev] Confirm that Tycho can't manage BOTH p2 and Maven artifacts?



On 01/18/2016 11:01 PM, Max Rydahl Andersen wrote:
The answer is that it depends.

Tycho either can be driven by a plugin manifest or Pom.xml to resolve its p2 dependencies and here I believe it is true - it has to be either/or.

but what you can do in your specific case of having nested jars inside your plugin is to use mvn copy-dependencies which allow you to remove lib content from your source Repo and have it dynamically downloaded and put into the lib folder during build.

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Tycho/How_Tos/Dependency_on_pom-first_artifacts has more
on it.
I later noticed the following exchange (because I had the same error): https://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/tycho-user/msg05484.html , where it was pointed out that this code sample is outdated. I hope this still works with the minor suggestion from Igor. It would be great if someone could update this page and the code sample.
Jbosstools projects uses this for a few things where creating a full set of Osgi dependencies was not feasible.

Hope that helps.

/max
http://about.me/maxandersen


On 18 Jan 2016, at 14:27, David M. Karr <davidmichaelkarr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I inherited a large Eclipse plugin codebase, but I'm pretty new to Eclipse plugin development.

I happened to notice that one of the subprojects had a few jars just dumped into a "lib" folder, and those jars are referenced from the .classpath, build.properties, and META-INF/MANIFEST.MF file.  This subproject also has several bundles that it depends on.

I wondered why these artifacts weren't just specified as Maven artifacts.  I asked about this odd convention on the IRC #eclipse channel, and someone said that Tycho can't handle BOTH p2 and Maven artifacts.  I took him at his word, but I need to get more information about this.  I'm working with someone else who believes this shouldn't be a problem, so I need to find some proof for this statement.
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