Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Re: MANIFEST missing from 2.8.0

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:28:13 PM UTC+2, Marcin G. wrote:

I am using Vaadin which uses GWT. After upgrading from 7 to 8 I realized that my OSGI based app is not starting - reason: gwt-user and dependent jars are missing META-INF/MANIFEST.MF - why?

For not specific reason, other than nobody (before you) requesting them (and them being optional by spec, and us having nothing special to put into them)
I need them to create Apache Felix compatible bundles. Modifying those dependencies during build using maven plugins is painfull :-/

What would you need them to contain? Only the required Manifest-Version?
How exactly are you (or your tools) depending on their presence? Why don't they gracefully handle their absence?
Please bring them back! :-)

The JARs are (re)built using this script:
Patches welcome! ;-)

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