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From John Casey <>
Subject Re: Maven invoker plugin: how is it useful?
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2008 22:00:23 GMT
Mainly, it's useful for testing various POM configurations, both for the 
core and for maven plugins. Outside of that, I don't imagine you'd want 
to use it, except possibly to spawn sub-builds for something exotic.


Paul Benedict wrote:
> I work in a team that heavily writes unit and integration tests.
> Typically, our unit tests end in *Test and our integration tests end
> in *ITest (*HibernateITest, *MailITest, etc.). We put integration
> tests into a profile so they run only when requested.
> So I've been reading the Invoker documentation and it claims it is
> useful. Why is it useful? I don't understand what the purpose of
> creating separate projects for integration testing. I understand how
> that's useful for Maven's own integration testing (gotta test project
> configs), but how for the rest of Java developers? Can someone expound
> upon it? Is it just a preference? Is there an actual purpose?
> Thanks,
> Paul
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