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From "Lin Sun" <>
Subject Re: Another samples issue ... how much does a user have to build?
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:44:33 GMT
I thought of converting this to a maven plugin today, but Joe, do you
think this will still be an issue after we release the sample and
publish the buildutil to a public maven repo?


On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Joe Bohn <> wrote:
> Specifics on why this is an issue:
> - We had to add in the building of a tomcat utility (Txt2Html included in
> buildutil).  This is used to generate html from java source and jsp files.
>  The html is then included with the jsp & servlet samples and can be
> displayed when running the samples (we might want to consider this for some
> of our other samples as well).  The utility is run via ant and so we are
> using the maven-antrun-plugin.   When the configuration for the execution of
> the utility was included in the specific sample it worked great for just
> that one sample but produced errors when attempting to build from a higher
> level.  This is apparently because of the way the the maven plugin is
> resolved and loaded.  To get the build working from the top level we had to
> move the dependency of the antrun-plugin on buildutil up under
> pluginmanagement.  However, this has the effect of now requiring buildutil
> to be available for all samples even if it is not used (since most samples
> use the antrun-plugin for other purposes).  There is a maven issue that
> describes our problem (and indicates that it is fixed in maven 2.1.* but not
> 2.0.*) - MNG-1323 (

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