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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Binary archives without -bin incompatible with latest assembly plugin
Date Sun, 15 May 2011 23:21:35 GMT
On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 5:03 PM, sebb <> wrote:
> The assembly descriptor id (e.g. <id>src</id>) is automatically
> appended to the name of the archives created by the assembly plugin.
> Up until version 2.2-beta-4 of the plugin, the <id> tag was allowed to
> be empty, but with 2.2 this changed [1] - the id must now be
> not-empty.
> This means that for example the binary archives will have -bin
> appended to the archive name.
> There is a configuration item that can be used to suppress the suffix:
>    <appendAssemblyId>false</appendAssemblyId>
> However this suppresses the suffix for both bin and src (i.e. they
> then have the same name), and it does not appear to be possible to
> suppress the suffix only for the binary archives.
> Therefore I think we should standardise on -bin (and -src) suffixes
> for the archives (we cannot stay on assembly 2.2-beta4 forever).
> This means ensuring that the appropriate property is set for the
> commons download plugin:
>        <commons.binary.suffix>bin</commons.binary.suffix>
>        <commons.release.2.binary.suffix>bin</commons.release.2.binary.suffix>

The default values for these in commons-parent is "-bin" - so there is
no need to set these in any component poms. The only reason these
binary suffix parameters were ever used was for pre-maven releases
that didn't have a suffix so that the download page could be correctly


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