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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: RFC - Fix to the XMLBeans2/Eclipse issue
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2005 13:51:25 GMT

Sachin Patel wrote:
> Great Jeff.  Thanks for looking into this. Converting the classpath 
> entry to a "lib" is exactly what I meant by saying by adding classes 
> folder to preserve binary content.  So I definatley think this is the 
> correct fix. So with your mid-term solution you're basically doing the 
> inverse of what adding a resource would do.  Rather then generating into 
> target/xmlbeans-classes then copying into target/classes you are leaving 
> the xmlbeans build alone and simply copying the output back into 
> target/xmlbeans-classes.  Correct?

Yes...this is it becomes harmless.

> Going back to using a resource however... can some who's more familliar 
> state why this would mess up Intellij?  The target/classes folder would 
> still contain the binary content, the original location 
> target/xmlbeans-classes would simply be ignored... No?

This is correct as well.  I would be interested in the IntelliJ issue as 
well.  I have Intelij installed on my i could try it out. 
IIRC, this should not affect it, but I will let the heavy IntelliJ users 
speak up.

> Jeff Genender wrote:
>> I was tinkering around with the Eclipse project build and I have come 
>> up with a kludge solution for the xmlbeans2 type class problem.
>> First, there was an earlier discussion of having the xmlbeans compile 
>> classes go to another  Then 
>> we could edit the POM, and add a resource...and the jar would 
>> ultimately contain everything needed.  I like this solution the best, 
>> but unfortunately the maven xmlbeans2 plugin will need a new property 
>> to override the default target/classes.  Also, I think I remember 
>> someone saying this would mess up Idea Intellij (DJ?).
>> However, I have come up with the following mid-term solution:
>> All maven.xml files that do an xmlbeans schema run, a 
>> target/xmlbeans-classes directory will be created and the entire 
>> target/classes/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans structure will be copied to 
>> this directory.  Also, each that has an xmlbeans 
>> infrasturcture will have the xmlbeans-classes dir added to the eclipse 
>> included classpath (which really adds it to the src in eclipse).  Then 
>> in the top level maven.xml, in the m:eclipse, I wrote a jelly script 
>> that after running the eclipse multiproject, it does a search and 
>> replace on all .classpath files that has the xmlbeans-classes in src 
>> converted to a lib - which means it just becomes an additional true 
>> classpath in eclipse.
>> This makes it so when eclipse's build occurs and wipes the target dir, 
>> it still has access to the needed type class files and xsb files.
>> The bottom works...and it doesn't affect intellij or need to 
>> change the xmlbeans2 maven plugin (which I would much prefer we do). 
>> This allows a full *working* eclipse project infrastructure for 
>> Geronimo w/o the need to hack the xmlbean project files in eclipse.
>> I would appreciate some feedback on this and some concensus before I 
>> check this in.

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