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From Hervé BOUTEMY <>
Subject Re: Open JIRA issues/retiring plugins
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:21:49 GMT
Le lundi 2 février 2015 19:49:02 Andreas Gudian a écrit :
> I'm pretty sure I might be bashed for writing this, but what the heck... ;-)
> I do still see some need for the maven-eclipse-plugin.
> To be perfectly clear, I agree that m2e is by far superior in many ways,
> not only tech-wise, but also conceptionally.
> Still, at work we had to migrate from m2e to m-eclipse-p a couple of years
> ago, which included some minor adaptations to the plugin, and it works like
> a charm since then (that was back in the days when m2e was far away from
> version 1.0.0). We have a workspace with about 500 projects and we commit
> the eclipse metadata for each project to our source repository. Changes in
> the poms don't happen that often, and if needed that one colleague runs
> m-eclipse-p to update the metadata and commits everything in one go. The
> other colleagues do their update, refresh in eclipse, maybe run a batch
> file to download newly referenced jars to the local repo, and they're done.
> Eclipse will build quite quickly.
> I just tried the latest m2e version with our projects and, although it's by
> far better than it was some years ago, I had to tripple my memory settings
> and wait 20 minutes for the "update project..." and the following build.
> That's something I can't sell to my colleagues (many of them don't even
> have enough RAM for that, sadly enough).
> So I'm herby volunteering to go ahead and pull out some of the adjustments
> that I did for my customer and I'd be happy to do a release. If there's a
> chance to get some PMC votes on such a thing ;-).
I promise I'll vote :)

> I'd also include a disclaimer on the site that builds with m2e are in many
> cases closer to the real maven build, that m2e is much more maintained,
> that it is discouraged to use m-eclipse-p, and that the maven team strongly
> suggests using m2e. Something like that.
that's a good balance IMHO

great plan



> Andreas
> 2015-02-02 14:00 GMT+01:00 Benson Margulies <>:
> > Just to be perfectly clear:
> > 
> > I am volunteering to include archetype in the herd.
> > 
> > I have submitted INFRA-9100 to move it to git.
> > I have assigned to myself.
> > 
> > So no need to send any email announcing its demise.
> > 
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