On 1 April 2014 12:28, Mikolaj Izdebski <mizdebsk@redhat.com> wrote:
Fedora 21 will likely introduce so called "weak" or "soft" dependencies,
also known as recommends and suggests.  For proposed change see [1].
What do you think about Java packages adopting usage of weak dependencies?

An example: Dependencies declared as optional in POM files could be
translated by dependency generators to Recommends instead of Requires.

Any thoughts on this?

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/RPM-4.12

Mikolaj Izdebski
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It might be nice to also consider optional osgi dependencies. I believe we currently omit generating "Require"s on osgi bundles that are declared as optional. Generating some "Recommend"s instead might be ideal.

Mat Booth