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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Remove M2_HOME setup from download page instructions
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:15:08 GMT
I know of two cases where it comes up.

1: some of our own ITs. Those aren't a reason for comprehensive doc.

2: an application I wrote for Aether :-)



On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 4:04 AM, Baptiste Mathus <ml@batmat.net> wrote:
> -1 it's a problematic variable, removing it is a good idea IMO, and
> changing mvn version is indeed just a matter of updating your path.
>
> I've been hit many a time by an updated PATH pointing to a different mvn
> version than the one referenced by M2_HOME, which ends with
> NoClassDefFoundError or something like that IIRC.
> That's why I've personally been advising maven users I encounter to never
> ever set that variable for years.
>
> Cheers
>
> 2015-01-27 7:19 GMT+01:00 Anders Hammar <anders@hammar.net>:
>
>> > I would still suggest to make sure its documented somewhere. I find it
>> > incredibly useful to just change M2_HOME to simply switch Maven versions.
>> >
>>
>> +1, very useful but I guess it doesn't require the name M2_HOME.
>>
>> /Anders
>>
>> >
>> > manfred
>> >
>> > Mirko Friedenhagen wrote on 26.01.2015 21:40:
>> >
>> > > Dan, go ahead, I have not set this variable for years.
>> > >
>> > > Regards
>> > > Mirko
>> > > --
>> > > Sent from my mobile
>> > > On Jan 27, 2015 5:52 AM, "Dan Tran" <dantran@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> Hi,
>> > >>
>> > >> Any objection  to remove the need to setup M2_HOME env variable at
>> maven
>> > >> download page?
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> Thanks
>> > >>
>> > >> -Dan
>> > >>
>> > >>  https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNGSITE-223
>> > >>
>> > >
>> >
>> >
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>>
>> --
>> Baptiste <Batmat> MATHUS - http://batmat.net
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>>

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