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From Pete Muir <pm...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: separate parent module - why not use the pom.xml from the main folder as parent?
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2011 15:30:03 GMT
This is no longer true, Eclipse (m2e) supports both approaches nowadays.

On 23 Dec 2011, at 23:02, Dan Allen wrote:

> I agree that it potentially puts some bumps in the road, but the benefit is
> that you can import that parent into the IDE when it's adjacent to the
> other modules. When it's above the modules, at least in Eclipse, it can't
> be imported without having all the submodules as resources inside the
> parent project. But perhaps that is just because Eclipse is goofy when it
> comes to this project layout.
> 
> -Dan
> 
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 17:58, Jakob Korherr <jakob.korherr@gmail.com>wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I just checked the initial code in our git repo and found out that we
>> have a separate parent module. Is there a reason why this module was
>> created (I couldn't find a discussion about it)?
>> 
>> IMO it is a lot better and easier to simply use the pom.xml in the
>> main folder as the parent-pom for each module rather than having an
>> own parent module. In MyFaces we have had quite a lot of problems with
>> confused developers and confused tools (e.g. maven site generation),
>> because we used the separate parent-module (e.g. in MyFaces ExtVal).
>> That's the reason why we did this differently in CODI (I remember
>> having a parent module in the very first draft of CODI too, but then
>> changing it to the way it is now).
>> 
>> This way we could also get rid of the relativePath declarations in the
>> poms of our modules (e.g.
>> <relativePath>../parent/pom.xml</relativePath>).
>> 
>> WDYT?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Jakob
>> 
>> --
>> Jakob Korherr
>> 
>> blog: http://www.jakobk.com
>> twitter: http://twitter.com/jakobkorherr
>> work: http://www.irian.at
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Dan Allen
> Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat | Author of Seam in Action
> Registered Linux User #231597
> 
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