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From "Jason van Zyl (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MNG-3989) Simple handling of external jars
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:15:19 GMT

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Jason van Zyl commented on MNG-3989:
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For a given project starting you should just check in the repository. 

If you care about your releases then generally what I'm seeing is that enterprises who understand
the importance of using components put their repositories in the same class as their SCM and
put it on systems that are just as reliable. They will be there 10 years from now.

I don't really see the advantage of making a tool to take some JARs and putting it in a local
repository when in the short term of a pilot project just check the JARs to a file-based repository.

> Simple handling of external jars
> --------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-3989
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-3989
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.9
>            Reporter: Greg Wilkins
>
> For whatever reason, there will always be jars that don't exist in a maven repository.
> There are numerous techniques for these - installing them in your local repo (either
manually or with
> some bootstrap.sh script or special profile activation).   Checking in the jars into
a local maven repository that is checked into svn 
> and then point to it from your settings.xml and/or top level pom (with aid of an env
variable).
> But all these methods lack a very important features.  You can just do: "svn co http:/myproj.com/foo;
cd foo; mvn"
> If the jars change, you can't just do "svn up; mvn", you have to re-run whatever script/profile
installed the repo.
> It's all rather a PITA.
> What I want, is some way to have a module of a project that contains some non-maven jars
that when I
> do a "mvn install" in that project, install those jars in my local repository for use
by my other modules. If the
> jars are not updated, then nothing is done.
> With something like this, projects that have external dependencies could describe them
to maven and 
> make them available for use, without manual steps and special scripts.

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