[fedora-java] Weak dependencies

Mikolaj Izdebski mizdebsk at redhat.com
Tue Apr 1 11:28:38 UTC 2014

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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