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From "Stephen Gargan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-812) Maven plugin could provide a "help" goal
Date Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:15:03 GMT

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Stephen Gargan commented on AVRO-812:

In order to run 'avro:help' and seethe help output, the plugin needs to be defined in the
plugins section of your pom.xml

To view it without a plugin definition (or project for that matter) you can use the help plugin

mvn help:describe -Dplugin=org.apache.avro:avro-maven-plugin:1.6.0-SNAPSHOT

I've verified this against the trunk and it outputs 

Name: Apache Avro Maven Plugin
Description: Maven plugin for Avro IDL and Specific API Compilers
Group Id: org.apache.avro
Artifact Id: avro-maven-plugin
Version: 1.6.0-SNAPSHOT
Goal Prefix: avro

This plugin has 4 goals:

  Description: Display help information on avro-maven-plugin.
      mvn avro:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=<goal-name>
    to display parameter details.

  Description: Generate Java classes and interfaces from AvroIDL files

  Description: Generate Java classes and interfaces from Avro protocol files

  Description: Generate Java classes from Avro schema files (.avsc)

For more information, run 'mvn help:describe [...] -Ddetail'

What branch are you using to put 1.5.1 release together, branches/release-1.5? Let me know
and I'll happily commit it.



> Maven plugin could provide a "help" goal
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: AVRO-812
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-812
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: java
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Holger Hoffstätte
>            Assignee: Holger Hoffstätte
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.5.1
>         Attachments: create-help.patch, goal-descriptions.patch
> Maven plugins can output a nice description of their goals via a plugin:help goal. This
can be autogenerated (via http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-plugin-plugin/helpmojo-mojo.html)
as part of the build.

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