But that just I want to avoid it though I am not sure how. To give you more context our project currently is on spring2.2.5 version and we don't use maven . We need to upgrade now our version from spring2.2.5 to spring 3.0.5.RELEASE . I searched through the net to know the dependency jars which this spring version would depen upon and could not find that . Instead I got the following thread in spring forum which says that you should use maven to get the dependent jars.
Now , since we can't upgrade to maven framework right away , I though to get the dependency jars by referring spring artifact assuming that all the dependencies jars would also come with it . But the optional one is left out.
Following is the link I refer to refer the spring artifacts in my pom.xml
Is there any way to get them also else I need to go into each pom.xml of spring and copy the optional dependency from there and paste it into mine.