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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: <libraries>
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2005 15:45:24 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Steve Loughran wrote:
> 
>>
>> is anyone else using this yet? What is their experience?
> 
> 
> I am not using it but the Cocoon project, that uses Ant, would like to 
> download artifacts, and I would like to use it for JDNC.
> 
> I'm not sure how to propose the use of this now, maybe if it were 
> packaged as an antlib and buildable separately...
> 
> WDYT about Maven Wagon in this regard?

I am blissfully ignorant.

> 
>> I am starting to move to it. I am also thinking of some enhancements
>>
>> 1. For <mavenrepository> always download pom and license files if 
>> present. With "pom:boolean" and "license:boolean" flags to 
>> enable/disable this.
> 
> 
> IMHO this is good, and both should be enabled by default.

as it stands there  is no .pom or .license with every artifact in the 
repository; the proposed rework should add this.

>> License is useful, pom may be useful in future...
> 
> 
> Do you have a specific idea on this? :->

Not yet, no. But it might be useful to start collecting them.

> 
>> 2. add a new magic property to let people override the ibiblio mirror 
>> for all their projects.
> 
> 
> Yup.

done.

> 
>> 3. make the default library the same place maven stores their files.
> 
> 
> Definatley!!!

done.

> 
>> 4. implement Russel's suggestion of fileset+filelist type generation. 
>> ; plus whatever changes something to make it easy to turn the libs 
>> into the libraries in a WAR/EAR file
> 
> 
> :-)

todo


-steve

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