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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: Archiva OMG RAS extension
Date Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:00:06 GMT
On 07/09/2008, at 4:13 PM, Joana M. F. Trindade wrote:

> Hi Brett,
> Thanks for the support, that would be really great :-)
> At first, we considered implementing our own format of repository.  
> Since OMG
> does not define a specific format or metadata for RAS repositories  
> per se,
> however, we thought that going for a Maven repository with RAS  
> artifacts
> would require considerably less effort. Maven already has dependency
> management, and concerning repository managers it seems that Archiva  
> offers
> most of the tasks we were going to implement ourselves from scratch.  
> By
> reusing Maven, we can focus on implementing support for processing RAS
> artifacts metadata as defined in the specification.

That makes sense.

> I understand this is preliminary documentation, but we would really
> appreciate if you can provide pointers for samples (e.g., are there  
> any
> specific roles, role-hint values in the plexus component definition we
> should be aware of?) so we can write our own consumer.

The page I referenced to does link to a sample which is worth a look.  
In the snippet shown, you want the same role and instantiation- 
strategy, and can come up with whatever identifier for the role-hint  
you like that describes what it does.

I hope that helps get you started - if you have any specific questions  
feel free to ask.


Brett Porter

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