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From "Oskar Carlstedt (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (MNG-4104) Clean up maven repository
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:23:13 GMT
Clean up maven repository

                 Key: MNG-4104
             Project: Maven 2
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Artifacts and Repositories
         Environment: All
            Reporter: Oskar Carlstedt

Hi All!

The Maven repository is getting bigger and bigger and I think there must be some restrictions
when adding components (read jars, wars,ears etc) to it. I tried to make a mirror via rsync
and got a lot of example wars, example jars etc. Why are there war-files in the Maven repo
at all? Why does Geronimo have all their jar files in the global maven repository? Wouldn't
it be better to have a spearate repo for non-util products like Apache Tomcat, Apache Geronimo,
JBoss, etc., etc.

I agree to the fact that the repository shall contain most of the components you might need
in your development but I don't need war files, I dont need example files and most probably
I don't need app server jar files. What I need is software components from the repo - not
fully functional programs that I can download from resp. vendor page. These fully functional
program files are taking up so much HD space and is probably a huge reason why a rsync process
will conatin synciong for hours.

So my question is - is there a job to be done here or am I just wrong (crazy) in my opinion

Kind regards
Oskar Carlstedt

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