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From "Glen Mazza (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (JSPWIKI-651) Convert JSPWiki to a Maven project
Date Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:14:12 GMT


Glen Mazza commented on JSPWIKI-651:

Juan, two issues: 
1.) During testing, Maven adds the resources in the "runtime" (src/main/resources) to the
resources in the "testtime" (src/test/resources) and I just declared them both (see my resources
and testresources declarations under the <build> element, I don't know which
is taking effect (presumably Maven would use the test one automatically).  That's normally
not a problem with Maven projects (run & test-time resources should be mergable just like
run & test-time Java classes are) but that might cause an early hiccup with us, as we're
not expecting the merging of run-time and test-time resources during testing.

2.) The Ant build.xml does further configuration of the file prior to running
the tests (propertiesfile task), Maven does not have this configuration, it's running that
file raw.  Your Ant compile may be helping because it causes those extra values to get into
the file, that Maven is subsequently using. Two solutions: to create a
fully populated test "" that is used as-is (either Maven or Ant) without
additional elements added in by Ant, or: Maven always has an Ant Run plugin that can be used
to call Ant build scripts (as well as include Ant targets if desired):
 The Ant Run plugin is usually a helpful crutch for projects in the process of Mavenizing
but still have very complex functionality in Ant scripts that need to be used.

Even if we never get to use Maven, it still helps in modularizing JSPWiki -- Maven helps show
which dependencies and resources we don't need and we can simplify the Ant build.xml as a
result, also if we can stop doing the test file configuration in build.xml (as mentioned in
#2 above) that also gives us more portability/independence across build tools.
> Convert JSPWiki to a Maven project
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: JSPWIKI-651
>                 URL:
>             Project: JSPWiki
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Daniel Johansson
>            Priority: Trivial
>              Labels: ant, build, ivy, maven
>         Attachments: pom.xml
> Hello there, I was hoping to maybe one day contribute to the JSPWiki project and after
having checked out the trunk code and played around somewhat I was thinking it would be very
nice if this project used Maven.
> I'm sure most of you are familiar with Maven in one way or another, you might even have
a really good reason for not doing this to JSPWiki.

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