MNG-5567: Zips on classpath

Paul Benedict pbenedict at
Thu Aug 11 18:38:34 UTC 2016

I see that zip files will be added to the classpath with Maven 3.4:

I am sure there is a way to exclude them from the classpath, too, right?
What is the means to do that?

Not every "zip" is a jar. In fact, Java has 2 NIO file system providers --
one for zip and one for jar. With regards to project management, while it's
safe to assume a dependent "jar" should be on the classpath, it is not safe
to assume the same for a dependent "zip".


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