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From "Mark Hobson" <markhob...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Plugin to notify about updated plugins
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:03:34 GMT
2008/8/15 Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com>:
> I have plans for that too!!!
>
> I want one goal that looks at all the projects in the reactor and ensures
> they are all using the same versions of dependencies external to the
> reactor.
>
> I want another goal that looks ate all the projects in the reactor and
> ensures they are depending on the reactor versions... for example if you
> have checked out log4j and are working on a custom version of it, and this
> custom version is a project in your reactor... then this goal would look at
> all the other projects in your reactor, and if they are depending on any
> version of log4j, it will switch them to the version in your reactor.
>
> If I get really fancy, I may have a try-plugin-updates and
> try-dependency-updates goal which relies on your build's tests to see if the
> dependencies can be updated...
>
> That goal would look and see that your project depends on log4j 1.2.5, it
> will start with a "clean verify" to check that all unit and integration
> tests are passing. Then it will try the latest log4j and run "clean verify"
> moving back one version at a time if the build fails... Then you iterate
> through all dependencies until you can make no more changes... of course
> that could take some time!!!

I like, keep up the good work :)

Mark

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