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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: build change...xmlbean2 issue
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2005 15:50:20 GMT
This might work, although it will cause significant additional 
complications for use with idea and probably other tools.  From my 
point of view this is sort of an eclipse limitation in that it appears 
to be insisting that there can only be one "compiler" producing binary 
output, and that compiler is the eclipse java compiler.  I would think 
a more flexible approach would be to allow adding multiple "compilers" 
to the eclipse project.

I probably won't have time to look into this for a while.  If you want 
to pursue it, you need to make sure that:

1. the "resources" directory you add is in target, not src
2. the maven xmlbeans plugin adds the resource directory to the maven 
internal structures whether or not it runs xmlbeans to generate code. I 
think there might be some code for including the source schemas that 
might be similar to what you need.
3. modify the idea plugin to find the generated classes.  I don't know 
if this is necessary and I don't know if it will confuse idea.

Will doing this provide a solution to the eclipse classpath problem as 
well?  IIUC to get eclipse to recognize the generated  classes you need 
to put the final output jar on the eclipse classpath.  I hope that 
there is one solution that will solve both problems.

david jencks

On Jul 29, 2005, at 7:22 AM, Sachin Patel wrote:

> What are peoples thoughts on the following change?...
> Maven as far as I know doesn't support multiple output folders, it 
> only contains "/target/classes" so the binary output from xmlbeans2 is 
> thrown into there, causing problems with Eclipse since these files are 
> subject to being deleted.
> However maven does have a concept of "resources".
> <resources>
>  <resource>
>    <directory>src/main/resources</directory>
>  </resource>
> </resources>
> In this example, every file in src/main/resources is copied as is to 
> the target/classes directory, preserving any subdirectory structure.
> Can xmlbeans2 can generate for each project into its own <directory> 
> outside of "target/classes"? This generated output will be copied into 
> "target/classes" preserving the Maven build and IntelliJ support.  If 
> so we can modify the maven-eclipse plugin to set this folder as a 
> "classes" folder so its contents be preserved supporting Eclipse 
> integration.
> Is this change feasible and doable?
> Thanks.
> Sachin.

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