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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: [M1] Plugin hell, help desperately needed - JIRA 1308 created
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2005 14:33:42 GMT
David Blevins wrote:
> Just as an fyi, this is a nice addition but doesn't really deal with  
> the "Plugin hell" issue David is talking about.  It seems to be hit  and 
> miss trying to get the new plugins installed and used during any  
> particular maven run.
>  From my experience it seems as if you delete your ~/.maven/cache and  
> ~/.maven/plugins, then the cache gets rebuilt and the latest verision  
> of the plugin from your ~/.maven/repository is used.  But as the  plugin 
> is updated in the future, it will never reach the ~/.maven/ cache and 
> builds will eventually start failing because of it.
> There is more too it than that, David highlighted the frustrations  
> around the problem a bit better in his email.

Indeed, there's a lot of indeterministic behaviour in the build process. It's interesting
that some are able 
to successfully build the server w/o the two patches submitted by Donald. That's exceedingly
odd and perhaps 
related to plugin hell?


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