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From "Christian Lewold (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] (MNG-624) automatic parent versioning
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:00:07 GMT

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Christian Lewold commented on MNG-624:
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Btw. If I'm not mistaken this is the most popular 3.1 issue, and 3.1 seems to come out "someday,
but not soon". 

Wouldn't it be an idea to move this issue into 3.0.5 ? 
                
> automatic parent versioning
> ---------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-624
>                 URL: https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-624
>             Project: Maven 2 & 3
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Inheritance and Interpolation
>            Reporter: Brett Porter
>            Assignee: Ralph Goers
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 3.1
>
>         Attachments: MNG-624-maven-2.0.x-r507648.patch, MNG-624-tests.tar.gz
>
>   Original Estimate: 4 hours
>  Remaining Estimate: 4 hours
>
> (this may be bumped to 2.1 or even made WON't FIX as it is contentious - see MNG-521)
> currently, you have to specify the parent version when extending which makes a project
stand alone very easily, but has the drawback of being a maintainance problem when you start
development on a new version. Tools can help, but it would be nice not to have to rely on
them.
> One alternative is to allow the parent version to be omitted, and when it is it is assumed
you want the latest. The parent is used from the reactor or the universal source directory.
IT may also be read from a LATEST in the repository though this is contentious - it may be
better to simply fail in that environment and require builds be in a known checkout structure
for building individual projects.
> This also introduces the need for tool support to populate the version on release and
deployment for reproducibility.

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