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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: [codec] Large test data set!
Date Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:36:02 GMT
Gary Gregory wrote:

> On Jan 27, 2011, at 17:43, "Jörg Schaible" <> wrote:
>> Gary Gregory wrote:
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Jörg Schaible []
>>>> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:21
>>>> To:
>>>> Subject: Re: [codec] Large test data set!
>>>> Hi Julius,
>>>> Julius Davies wrote:
>>>>>>> However, it will probably do no harm to ask at legal@.
>>>>>> Do we actually have to distribute it? Maybe we can add is as zip
>>>>>> the Maven repo and use the dependency plugin to download and extract
>>>>>> it on the fly.
>>>>>> - Jörg
>>>>> Another  option:   ask the copyright holder to relicense to us under
>>>>> the ASL 2.0.  That often works!
>>>> Why do you want to include it into our Subversion? If it's downloade
>>>> automatically for the test like any other dependency, what's wrong with
>>>> it?
>>> It's not in a Maven repository, it's in a Zip file on SourceForge.
>> ... and it is a defined process to put something into central.
> Yes that's true and a good point. But how do you read a data file from
> java that works from the build and any IDE. That code would need to be
> able to resolve the right location in the local M2 repo. This must have
> happened before. Maybe there is a way to add the right dir to the
> classpath and get the file as a resource through a class loader.


You would use the dependency plugin in the generate-resources phase to 
extract the zip file into your local target directory where you then access 
the file(s) in your test. Quite a normal action with Maven.

And regarding an IDE there's no difference from any other task that 
generates resources or additional source files.

- Jörg

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