Thursday, February 07, 2013 9:39 PM
It would be just jim-dandy if Microsoft could please publish the SQL Server JDBC jar to Maven Central so we don't have to dork with our local repositories to install or use it. They are already publishing another artifact there -- see
Can someone who's got the ear of someone on the dev team please explain to them that Maven 2/3 is the de facto standard for transitive dependency management and project builds in the Java world?
Thursday, February 07, 2013 9:52 PM
...so I just went ahead and reported it: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/778777/publish-microsoft-sql-server-jdbc-driver-to-maven-central
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Friday, February 08, 2013 8:53 AM
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Friday, February 08, 2013 3:09 PM
Any seasoned Java developer knows how to add a jar to their local Maven repo. That's not what I was requesting.
I'm asking Microsoft to publish the jar to Maven Central so I don't have to go through the inconvenience of installing it in my local repo or any Artifactory, Archiva, or Nexus repo within my organization.