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From Stuart James Penrose <>
Subject Re: Making scm connection optional
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2008 19:23:45 GMT
Wendy Smoak wrote:
> Currently when you add a Maven 2 project to Continuum, it complains if
> you don't have a scm connection url in the pom.
> Can this be optional?  If it's not present, just assume that the url
> you were given to fetch the pom from is also the scm url.  I'd be fine
> with defaulting to svn, but we could make that configurable.
> The scm elements are only really required for releases, and not
> everyone uses the release feature of Maven/Continuum.
> WDYT?  (The feature request came from a Hudson user I talked to at AC EU.)

Just an incompletely fleshed-out opinion from a lurker: I agree. 
Specifically, I think this would gel better with SCMs like mercurial and 
bazaar, where the fluidity of branching makes the burden of keeping the 
scm urls up-to-date very restricting.

Stu Penrose

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