Need of Spring Scanner

Is it a good practice to avoid Spring Scanners in Jira add-on..?

In some answers, it was told to remove the usage the Spring scanners from pom.xml to avoid errors.Is it necessary to use Spring Scanners in Jira add-on..?

If Spring scanners are necessary, Which version we should use either 1 or 2 ?

The default Jira command atlas-create-jira-plugin creates plugins with Spring scanners with version 1+ . Is it good to develop addon with Spring scanner version 1..?

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Using spring scanner is not mandatory. But it is recommended because they create "transformerless" plugins. As per the doc:

"They load significantly faster than traditional P2 plugins that require runtime transformation. Local tests for example show plugins that took 5 seconds to load now load in under 2 seconds."

I'm sure using v1 is fine but I would use v2, if possible, because it is likely to have many improvements. I haven't checked the details though.

Hi @Jobin Kuruvilla [Go2Group] did you had a change to give v2 a try? I would like to initialize a plugin with v2 but it always stuck at some point and no luck with the readme in spring scanner repo of Atlassian. 

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