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Patching a Maven library with your custom class.

Sometimes you use a library that has a bug. Or maybe it doesn’t has a bug but you want to change something. Of course if it is an open source you can get the sources… build them … with your change and so on. However this first takes a lot of time and second you need the sources. What you usually want .. is to just replace one class.. or few classes with something custom… maybe add a line .. or remove a line and so on. Yesterday… I had an issue with jboss-logging. The version I was using was 3.2.0Beta1 and it turns out that using this version and log4j2 2.0 final basically meant that no log is send to log4j2. The reason was a null pointer exception that was catched in jboss logging class called Log4j2Logger. The bug I submitted is here and it was fixed at the same day. However I will use it as an example since I didn’t knew when this will be fixed.. and I didn’t want to wait till it is fixed. So I was thinking what I want.. to take the j