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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: Plugin groups
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:42:54 GMT
David Jencks wrote:
> I looked at the new plugin groups stuff and have a couple 
> ideas/suggestions.
> I'm going to create a framework plugin group.  Is there some reason this 
> won't work?
> I'd like to see the plugin groups distributed closer to where their 
> components are found, e.g. web-jetty in plugins/jetty.  Does this seem 
> reasonable?

Hmm .. I kinda like having them as another category of things.  I can 
image that there might be groups created in the future that have an 
equal affinity to several components. For example, where would the 
framework plugin group fit?

> I think the car-maven-plugin can use another packaging style for these 
> plugin groups that will mean we don't have to configure much of anything 
> for the c-m-p.  Maybe we won't need the empty plan either.
> I thought the idea was to use only the plugin groups when assembling our 
> actual servers.  Is this work still in progress?  It looks to me as if 
> we have both a complete list of plugins plus the plugin groups that 
> would also pull them in.
> Are there any jiras for this work?
> thanks
> david jencks

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