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From "David Legg (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (COCOON-2214) Update C22 block building process through use of Maven archetype:generate command
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2008 22:45:45 GMT
Update C22 block building process through use of Maven archetype:generate command

                 Key: COCOON-2214
             Project: Cocoon
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: - Build System: Maven, - Documentation
    Affects Versions: 2.2, 2.2-dev (Current SVN)
            Reporter: David Legg
            Priority: Minor

Version 2.0.9 (and maybe earlier) of Maven has deprecated the use of the archetype:create
goal in favour of archetype:generate.

As of this report the Cocoon Tutorial uses archetype:create in its instructions and this causes
a warning to be issued when attempting to build blocks.

After discussion on the list it was felt the solution was to start using archetype:generate
but this changes the behaviour of Maven such that it interactively asks for values such as
the artifactId and groupId etc.  Unfortunately, the first question it asks is which archetype
you wish to build and by default this list is huge and will continue to grow as more projects
use it.

Attached to this note is a file which if placed in a suitable location on the Cocoon web site
could be used to reduce the archetype list to just those required for Cocoon (Currently 3

The Cocoon tutorial would need to be updated to replace the archetype:create command to something
like the following: -

  mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://[path to catalog]/archetype-catalog.xml

This would generate output similar to the following: -

  [INFO] Scanning for projects...
  [INFO] Searching repository for plugin with prefix: 'archetype'.
  [INFO] [archetype:generate]
  [INFO] Generating project in Interactive mode
  [INFO] No archetype defined. Using maven-archetype-quickstart (org.apache.maven.archetypes:maven-archetype-quickstart:1.0)
  Choose archetype:
  1: local -> cocoon-22-archetype-block-plain (Creates an empty Cocoon block)
  2: local -> cocoon-22-archetype-block (Creates a minimal Cocoon block)
  3: local -> cocoon-22-archetype-webapp (Creates a web application Cocoon block)
  Choose a number:  (1/2/3): Choose archetype:

This should be much more comprehensible to new users.

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