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From Brett Porter <>
Subject [toolchain] some questions
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 12:40:05 GMT

In reviewing the toolchain I had some thoughts about the  
implementation and some questions to ask.

Firstly - the toolchains.xml file being separate is handy for working  
with current versions of Maven. However, I wonder if this should be  
deprecated in future versions and inserted directly into settings.xml?  
This will also facilitate the same logic for locating settings in the  
installation vs. the home directory, the command line overrides and  
all that sort of thing.

If this is being incorporated into the current Maven release, do we  
need to add some user-level documentation to the site?

I wonder if the toolchains plugin should just be merged into the  
enforcer plugin?

One concern I have is about introducing the maven-core dependency into  
so many plugins that will use this - would splitting the API from the  
implementation be helpful here?


- Brett

Brett Porter

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