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From "John E. Conlon" <jcon...@verticon.com>
Subject Re: Ch-ch-ch-changes...
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2006 23:32:23 GMT
On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 17:17 -0500, Richard S. Hall wrote:
> Ok, I committed the new Maven Bundle Plugin. I created some docs for the 
> new plugin here:
> 
>     http://cwiki.apache.org/FELIX/bundle-plugin-for-maven-bnd.html
> 
> I think the plugin is in pretty good shape now. In my opinion, we should 
> probably replace the old plugin with this new one, but we don't need to 
> make that decision right now since we have both in the repo.
> 
> As part of committing the new plugin, I updated several of the 
> subprojects to use the new plugin and everything looks pretty good, 
> except...
> 
> The catch is that Maven has a bug that appears when you have multiple 
> packaging plugins in the same project. We saw this bug first appear with 
> iPOJO, which has its own packaging plugin. The symptom of this bug is 
> that the generated JAR files do not have a .jar suffix, but instead are 
> named after the packaging type. We were able to avoid this bug by 
> putting iPOJO at the end of our modules, because we don't have any 
> modules in the repo that use the iPOJO plugin. However, with this new 
> plugin, we have bundles trying to use both the old and the new plugins 
> at the same time and this made the problem reappear.

This is truly a major bug with maven. Here it is folks
http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-1682
will everyone on the felix mail list please go to the above Jira and
vote to impeach this bug. The vote count now stands at 10. Consider it
the November 'Felix get out the vote campaign';-)

>  I could not find 
> any way around it from within Maven...thus, I had to resort to extreme 
> measures.
> 
> What I did was split out top-level pom.xml file into two files, one 
> containing subprojects that use the new plugin and those using the old 
> plugin. I then created an Ant build.xml file that will build both files. 
> You can do "ant clean", "ant install", or just "ant" to do "clean 
> install". Until Maven fixes this bug, I don't see another way around 
> it...unless everyone does like the new plugin better, then we can 
> convert all subprojects to the new plugin and go back to one pom.xml file.
> 
> Otherwise, I am very pleased with the new plugin...
> 
> -> richard
> 


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