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From "ocean (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (MASSEMBLY-895) Use a Custom Format for the Maven Assembly
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:38:00 GMT
ocean created MASSEMBLY-895:

             Summary: Use a Custom Format for the Maven Assembly
                 Key: MASSEMBLY-895
             Project: Maven Assembly Plugin
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: maven-archiver
    Affects Versions: 3.1.0
            Reporter: ocean

We would like to use the Maven Assembly plugin to generate a custom format.

The format is called 'xar' (see [] for more details). 

We would like to additionally add the ability to cryptographically sign generated Xar archives.

There's a library also called 'xar' that makes it easy to generate and cryptographically sign
Xar archives from Java. (see []

The challenge now is just figuring out how to wire this up into  the assembly plugin so that
people can specify '<format>xar</format>' and also provide signing keys and the
assembly plugin will produce a single '.xar' file.


Can anybody point us in the right direction? Where might we find the code for an existing

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