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maven-sbt-ivy-resolution

Example of differing ivy resolution between Maven and SBT

Maven resolves Guava 11.0.2 based on the "nearest-wins" heuristic:

$ mvn dependency:tree -Dincludes=":guava:"
…
[INFO] org.foo:bar:jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT
[INFO] \- com.google.guava:guava:jar:11.0.2:compile
…

SBT resolves 19.0 based on the "latest wins" heuristic:

$ sbt 'show dependencyClasspath' | grep guava
[info] * Attributed(/Users/ryan/.ivy2/cache/com.google.guava/guava/bundles/guava-19.0.jar)

Thanks to @jodersky and @eed3si9n for helpful discussion and links on the topic: