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From Antonio Gallardo <agalla...@agssa.net>
Subject Re: Cleanup trunk directory structure
Date Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:56:02 GMT
Reinhard Poetz wrote:

> Jorg Heymans wrote:
>
>> Antonio Gallardo wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I know, but IIRC Giacomo told the directory name is not important for
>>> jar generation since there is a directive in pom.xml to change the jar
>>> name. Looking at the current trunk the "cocoon-" prefix create a lot of
>>> "noise". And this is why I am asking again if this is the best way we
>>> can go. ;-)
>>>
>>
>>
>> Yes <finalName/> allows you to control the artifact name.
>>
>> The reason why we've named these directories was that in continuum there
>> is a mapping between the module name and the repository directory name.
>>
>> So if you declare in a top level module pom
>>
>> <modules>
>>    <module>cocoon-apples</module>
>> </modules>
>>
>> and
>>
>> <scm>
>> <connection>scm:svn:http://repo/trunk</connection>
>> </scm>
>>
>> then continuum will resolve the checkout path for moduleA as
>> http://repo/trunk/cocoon-apples.
>>
>> Now at the time i did not take the possibility of using <finalName/>
>> into account. Advice from the maven guys was module-name=module-location
>> so that's what i went for.
>>
>> I suggest that before we decide to go for this approach, someone
>> experiments with this layout and tests continuum and eclipse-plugin
>> integration (they are the most picky with module poms) and reports back
>> before we start another mass rename.
>>
>> Either way i'm not too bothered at all by a repo structure with "noise".
>> Maven is there to help you not having to look at the repo structure in
>> it's totality.
>
>
> In one of my projects we had problems when artifactId and directory 
> name were different, now I remember.
>
> I hesitate to change it as "working against the system or 
> recommendations" can be very frustrating and after daily using M2 for 
> about 3 months I know that it's best to follow every recommendation 
> that you can get. Often when I tried something different (e.g. not 
> putting the Java sources into ./src/main/java but somewhere else 
> causes problems in some reporting plugins) I got problems.
>
> Can somebody ask a M2 expert (IRC, dev@maven,  etc), if it is really 
> save to use the <finalName/> element for JAR artifacts?

Not necesary. Please keep the current hierachy with the "cocoon-" 
prefix. We have a lot of others things to do, hence keep moving. Later 
we can get back and improve this issue if we found it necesary at all. ;-)

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.


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