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From Giacomo Pati <>
Subject Re: Hardcoded artifact versions (was Re: Multiple local snapshots in Maven)
Date Mon, 29 Jan 2007 15:24:10 GMT
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On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, Jorg Heymans wrote:

> Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 15:39:02 +0100
> From: Jorg Heymans <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Hardcoded artifact versions (was Re: Multiple local snapshots in
>     Maven)
> Mark Lundquist wrote:
>>  LOL, Reinhard suggested the same thing earlier on in this thread.  I 
> ah true i see that now, sorry !
>>  might end up trying to do it this way temporarily, if that's what it takes
>>  to get some work done.  The main problem with it is that because it's not
>>  location-dependent, it's not set-and-forget, which means it's not
>>  foolproof, which means that ML is guaranteed to cock it up within the
>>  first 24 hours (either through confusion or sheer forgetfulness) 
> true, but that's how it is. Anyway I'm sure you can batch-script your way 
> around this.
>>  :-/  It's also kind of a heavy-handed kluge that goes against the spirit
>>  of Maven (IMHO alternative local repo locations should only be used for
>>  testing purposes), but that's a secondary issue.
> well that's what you were describing no? Keeping trunk for testing purposes 
> and a local build to tinker with without impacting the other?
>>  Anyway [ahem]... Maven may not be perfect yet, but like Eric Raymond said,
>>  "all bugs are shallow given enough eyeballs", and there are a lot of
>>  eyeballs on Maven right now, so I think it will get better.
> eventually yes. But for such a high profile project it surprises me that 
> their last release is dated almost a year now.

You should take into account that Maven is build upon plugins which it 
can update by itself (without the need of a new official Maven release). 
So a release of Maven itself is most probably just it's core 
(admittedly, I dunno exactly what all is in the Maven core ;-)


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