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Add a section to the documentation for setting a Spring project using Maven or Gradle [SPR-17378] #21911

spring-projects-issues opened this issue Oct 13, 2018 · 1 comment
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@spring-projects-issues spring-projects-issues commented Oct 13, 2018

Behrang Saeedzadeh opened SPR-17378 and commented

At the moment, there's only a small section in the docs that suggests users to use Spring Boot to get started:

But there are times where users want to

  • Create plain old vanilla Spring projects, without any dependencies on Spring Boot.
  • Migrate old Spring projects to newer versions

There are a number of blog posts of varying qualities about how to approach this around the Web:

Even older versions of Spring had this documented:

Looks like somehow this has been omitted from the docs for newer versions of Spring.

It would be nice if this information was added back to the reference docs.


Affects: 5.1 GA

Reference URL:

@spring-projects-issues spring-projects-issues added status: waiting-for-triage in: core type: task and removed type: task labels Jan 11, 2019
@bclozel bclozel added status: declined and removed in: core status: waiting-for-triage labels Apr 1, 2020
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@bclozel bclozel commented Apr 1, 2020

Removing this section was intentional, as the Spring Framework reference documentation is not meant to replace the build tools' documentation nor to provide best practices for them.
Opinions and best practices are conveyed by in a more efficient manner.

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