On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 2:31 PM, Felix Knecht <felixk@apache.org> wrote:
What we could do is the following
Add this to the root profile:

and remove all the timestamp stuff we have added.
By default also the *help modules are build. If you as developer know
that they already exist you can add -Dfastbuild to your CLI and the
*help modules are skipped from build:

felix@pcfelix ~/svn/apache/directory/studio/trunk $ mvn
help:active-profiles|grep foobar
felix@pcfelix ~/svn/apache/directory/studio/trunk $ mvn
help:active-profiles -Dfastbuild|grep foobar
 - foobar (source: pom)
felix@pcfelix ~/svn/apache/directory/studio/trunk $

Would this be a way to go?

Yeah, it could be a way, but, to me, if I follow what you showed, the help plugins will only be built if there's the -Dfastbuild flag added to the CLI.
Am I wrong ?