uploadArchives creates incorrect pom.xml on jdk8?

We have a project where running “uploadArchives” with jdk7 generates a pom with class path elements in one order. Switching to jdk8 emits a pom with elements in a different order. According to my understanding of maven, the pom elements should never have random order; is this a known problem ?

I’m not sure I understand this;

org.gradle.api.publication.maven.internal.ant.DefaultPomDependenciesConverter#convert seems to produce a “List” of dependencies largely by iterating hash maps. Am I missing something ???

Please post a concrete POM snippet showing the differences. If you are talking about order of ‘dependency’ elements, the order is irrelevant.

No, you are wrong about this, pom.xml order also defines class path order, and ordering may be important, in particular for resource loading. This was fixed in http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-1412 and http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-3111 and has been this way since maven 2.0.9.

The gradle code I found matches your misunderstanding of how pom.xml works, and there is no point in posting any kind of sample for this.

I was asking for a sample to clarify what you mean by “generates a pom with class path elements in one order”. (Dependency declarations aren’t class path elements.) Thanks for pointing out http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-3111. Perhaps we should switch to ordered collections. Would you be interested in contributing such a change?

Originally I bumped into this because we were trying to find out why our build was failing. We discovered the mutating pom.xml file because we were deploying with jdk7/8 while trying to identify our primary problem; it would appear that hash map iteration order is (once again) different in jdk8 - which caused large variations in as-deployed pom.xml files. Since I am intimately familiar with the maven pom parsing logic, I thought I would raise this issue.

Now it would appear the root cause of our problem is a different bug, which is actually far more evil. We’re still working on zooming in on that problem. I think we’ll try to fix that problem first…

Raised as GRADLE-3004.