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From "Wayne Fay" <>
Subject Re: How to update maven plugins
Date Thu, 25 May 2006 04:37:15 GMT
I completely agree with Mike. We use the pluginManagement node for
this same purpose.


On 5/24/06, Mike Perham <> wrote:
> We put the explicit version for each plugin in our top-level POM and
> update them by hand as we need new features.  A deterministic build
> process should never use -U.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Lee Meador
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 2:28 PM
> To:
> Subject: How to update maven plugins
> When I want to update maven 2 plugins (normally) I do a "mvn -U
> <target>"
> and all the plugins needed for that target are evaluated and, perhaps,
> updated.
> I am running Continuum in its own place with its own settings.xml and
> its own repository. I can update things by going to a continuum working
> folder and running the same target that the working directory is used to
> build. But the command line is long with the custom settings.xml.
> This could also be an issue if you had a standalone machine (or vm) for
> continuum to run in.
> I could modify the build in continuum to add the -U and then put it
> back.
> Being lazy, as all good developers, I was wondering if there was a
> better way to update the maven plugins and such that continuum is using.
> -- Lee Meador
> Sent from gmail. My real email address is

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