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From "Daniel Halperin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (BEAM-810) Beam's uses of archetypes are problematic
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:29:58 GMT
Daniel Halperin created BEAM-810:
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             Summary: Beam's uses of archetypes are problematic
                 Key: BEAM-810
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BEAM-810
             Project: Beam
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: build-system
    Affects Versions: Not applicable
            Reporter: Daniel Halperin


1. Using a version range in the archetype pom.xml is inaccurate, because we don't have a stable
API. We can't actually expect an older version to work as we make backwards-incompatible changes.

1. In PR #936, a decision was made to pin the version of the archetype. This requires manual
changes to update many places (archetype-resources), which breaks the release process in a
few different ways. [See BEAM-806].

1. Travis uses `mvn verify`, not `mvn install` -- so archetypes are not properly tested and
instead we're actually picking up the SNAPSHOT archetypes deployed the prior night (IIRC).

1. There was some other issue with parallelizing maven where archetypes are not properly marked
as depending on "you can't test the archetype until you've installed the examples packages".

1. We're not actually testing that the archetype-generated projects actually compile. [BEAM-641].

This is all pretty ugly. Suggestions wanted.



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