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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: Can I do this with maven?
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2005 19:19:30 GMT
Hi Alexander,

Yes, Maven can do this. 

Have you read the articles about J2EE linked from the Maven website?
Here is a newer unpublished version of that document:

Existing projects are also a good source of getting tips, and we can
help with implementation details if you are giving it a go.


On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 19:54:27 +0100, Alexander Rupsch
<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to maven and although I read some papers about it I don't really
> know if maven will solve all my needs....
> Well, we have the following scenario:
> There are a couple of J2EE projects (modules) which solve specific
> problems in our domain. most of them depending on a commons project,
> which simply collects solutions for common technical tasks. All projects
> using a third party lib which provides some common services.
> All the stuff is servlet-based.
> To put together a solution several projects are picked up and combined
> to fulfill the needs of a customer. The interaction between modules can
> be disregarded, but the modules are often tweaked to special customer
> needs. This is done in branches.
> I want to automate our build process. One intend is the verification if
> changes in a module (branch) or a third party lib will break an existing
> solution.
> My first plan was to have a project (out checkable module in cvs) for
> every solution. This project contains an ant build script which checks
> out all needed modules, compiles them, test them (separately), creates a
> war, deploys the war to a test environment, runs integration tests. All
> this should be possible manually and driven by cruisecontrol.
> I think I have a clou about all the testing stuff (especially about how
> to drive the integration tests). What makes me a bit of headache is the
> development of the ant scripts and the hole organization.
> Is it easier to use maven with depending projects (Solutions -> couple
> of modules)?
> Where can I find some documentation about setting up sophisticated
> project hierarchies?
> Regards.
> --
> Alexander Rupsch
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