[hibernate-dev] Repackaging dependencies with Hibernate
mihalcea.vlad at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 08:46:48 EST 2018
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On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 3:36 PM, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
> I started writing the same response but I'll simply +1 Sanne's excellent
> On Tue, Feb 6, 2018, 7:35 AM Sanne Grinovero <sanne at hibernate.org> wrote:
>> Repackaging, shading, etc.. are all a nightmare for supporting the
>> library down the road so we'd strongly prefer against doing such
>> For users it's a nightmare as well when it comes to debug things, as
>> it breaks all tools such as having your IDE download the matching
>> sources for stacktraces, etc..
>> FWIW, we had a similar discussion on Infinispan some years ago, with
>> some people really wanting to hide some dependencies into shaded
>> modules to make project setup simpler. I lost that argument: shading
>> was done, and later we had so much pain that the decision was now
>> finally reverted. That team learned the lesson and will never use
>> shading again.
>> I hate to sound biased, but when you run an application in WildFly you
>> don't have this issue, as these "internal dependencies" don't pollute
>> the application's classpath: it's not a problem at all if the user
>> pulls in a different version of ANTLR.
>> I don't know much about WebLogic, but it really should be able to do
>> the same as any app server is required to provide some similar feature
>> - perhaps in the WebLogic case it's not nicely exposed as a feature
>> people can use, but that's their problem to not expose useful stuff :)
>> Regarding non technical issues: I'm not aware of a licensing issue,
>> not blocking at least in the case of ANTLR although we'd likely need
>> to add some clarification notes in the readme and licensing notes, in
>> case we really wanted to do such a thing ..
>> I'm glad others - e.g. Spring - repackage their dependencies, so
>> that's less likely to conflict with our dependencies :P
>> On 6 February 2018 at 12:42, Vlad Mihalcea <mihalcea.vlad at gmail.com>
>> > Hi,
>> > This Hibernate forum question provides a good point:
>> > https://discourse.hibernate.org/t/hibernate-in-weblogic-
>> > Frameworks like EclipseLink and Spring (
>> > https://twitter.com/starbuxman/status/960854907854249986 ) repackage
>> > dependencies to avoid the issue when the user needs a different library
>> > version (ANTLR 3.3) in their Classpath.
>> > Is it possible to do so for Hibernate ORM? Is there any license issues
>> > would prevent doing it?
>> > Vlad
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