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From Roland Weber <ossf...@dubioso.net>
Subject Re: version detection ideas
Date Sun, 10 Jun 2007 12:56:57 GMT
Hi Daniel,

> One of the simple options to solve the problem is to use a profile. its
> very
> likely that custom built distributions are built with:
>    mvn package or mvn install
> and not
>    mvn package -P release-profile
> and you could still issue a warning in the pom as xml comment, to not do
> that and giving the reasons. In the profile configuration can be whatever
> change to the build procedure you'd like (version file, ant-style filtering
> of classes or ressources, whatever). While it's not fail proof I think it
> would solve the problem nicely and without requiring too much thinking
> during the build process (which I definitely like: "did you do A before you
> did B and shipped the thing to be dropped on production servers"
> immediately
> followed by a wail of despair ;)
> Would that solve the problem or is a more secure solution necessary?

I like that approach. The concept has similarities with a local
properties file, and is more general as it allows even actions
to be modified. I'll keep that in mind when I think about the
versioning problem in the future.


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