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From "Emmanuel Venisse" <emman...@venisse.net>
Subject Re: PROPOSAL: plugin categories
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:36:34 GMT
definitively +1.
I purpose to have multiple type in type tag for plugin that present in
pultiple categories.

Emmanuel

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brett Porter" <bporter@f2network.com.au>
To: <dev@maven.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 12:15 AM
Subject: PROPOSAL: plugin categories


> Hi,
>
> I've had a thought about whether we might have the following plugin
> categories:
> - artifact (war, ear, jar, plugin, etc)
> - report
> - general
> - any others?
>
> Reports already have special handling, via automatic registration.
>
> However, I think that the artifact plugin could be extended to handle
using
> other artifacts plugins:
> artifact:install
> artifact:install-snapshot
> artifact:deploy
> artifact:deploy-snapshot
> artifact:artifact
>
> To be consistent with dependencies, pom <type> should be introduced, and
can
> replace maven.multiproject.type. This would allow most of the artifact
> processing in multiproject to be moved to the artifact plugin.
>
> The plugin plugin would need to be changed so its goals were consistent
with
> the others, and this would be a good platform for making insta//deploy
> consistent for all plugins instead of the current disparity between
artifact
> and deploy.
>
> Going forward, maybe add some extra handling to core maven, rather than
> using a jelly artifact plugin.
>
> The only question I can think of is what about plugins like dist that can
> produce multiple artifacts?
>
> What do others think?
>
> Cheers,
> Brett
>
>
>


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