Kevin Sutter wrote on 02/26/18 12:50 PM:
We can and do update the "API jar files" in ways that are still
compatible with the corresponding specification. In your example,
the Eclipse Project for JAX-RS could push out a new API jar file
with version 2.1.1. The Eclipse Jersey project could be updated to
depend on that version of the API jar file.
You are correct. We're in unique
state right now... Until we have a version of Eclipse EE4J and
that is Java EE 8 compliant, we will have these external
For example, all of the Java EE 8 APIs are officially housed in
central. So, if an Eclipse project has a dependency on JAX-RS
then the maven central version of the API should be used. imho.