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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: [RTC] - Fix top pom to reference right plugin
Date Fri, 30 Jun 2006 18:28:58 GMT

On Jun 30, 2006, at 11:12 AM, Jeff Genender wrote:

> Jason Dillon wrote:
>>> Jason Dillon wrote:
>>>> FYI, we should be using ${pom.version} anywhere the project  
>>>> version is
>>>> needed.  No need for a custom property.
>>> I think its by coincidence that we have 1.2-SNAPSHOT for both the  
>>> plugin
>>> and the G codebase...if its not coincidence, then it shouldn't be.
>>> IMHO, the plugin should be versioned differently. In fact...I may  
>>> even
>>> go as far as to say, the packaging plugin can be useful outside of
>>> geronimo itself (people building their own packages, etc) and  
>>> probably
>>> should be in its own tree or even be a mojo.  I am personally  
>>> against
>>> locking the G verison to the plugin version...I would like to see  
>>> them
>>> seperated.
>> All modules that are part of the build should share the same  
>> version to
>> simply the release process and make effective use of the m2  
>> release plugin.
>> I agree that the plugins should probably be moved to their own  
>> project
>> and have independent versioning... and we will get there, but  
>> right now
>> the easiest/best thing to do is to use the same version for all  
>> modules.
> I'm not sure I agree that this is easiest or best.  I think I would be
> interested in getting others' input on this as well.  One of the
> problems we have now is the chicken/egg issue with the plugin being in
> the build itself.  I think this would be alleviated by moving the  
> plugin
> to its own project and push it out as a reliable dependency for the
> geronimo project.  I have tried the internal plugin thing on a few
> projects, and it always ended up making life easier having the  
> plugin as
> its own project.

Aren't all these problems due to maven not handling this rather  
obvious and important use case of building a plugin and then using it  
in the same build?  If a tool is broken you have to do something to  
fix it.... but often fixing the tool works best.

david jencks
>> --jason

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