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From Jeremy Boynes <>
Subject Re: Idea
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2004 16:46:13 GMT
Mike Kenny - CPX Mngd Services wrote:

>>From: Srinath Perera []
>>Note: Please sombody do me a favour if possible (Sorry if this is straight
>>foward Q ... I am  reading abut maven .. want get answers yet)
>>1) I am having trouble runing the maven build (I can't afford to download
>>all the jar on time of build ..will take hours :( ... I have all jar's
>>locally How can I use it)
>>2)for the sake of people(including me ) who want to run the maven offline
>>can we have a alternative build file. I will commit it but prob is am
>>can't figure out how to do it yet. :(
> For what it is worth I also believe that there should be an offline means
> of building. Maybe, instead of downloading all of the jars, just download
> a list of required jars with version numbers and/or check sums. Then have
> maven issue warnings for those jars that are out of date.
> Mike

Once you have downloaded the jars the first time you can use "maven -o" 
to build/rebuild offline. There should not be a need for alternative 
build files.


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