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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject RE: [M2] Too heavy load for ibiblio?
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2005 09:11:28 GMT

Allison, Bob wrote on Saturday, October 29, 2005 2:52 AM:
> Jörg Schaible wrote on Friday, October 28, 2005 3:24 PM:
>> It would be good to advertise maven-proxy much more. It works
>> really fine even for M2. Especially for companies or other
>> big organizations it can decrease the traffic significantly.
>> What's missing:
>> A proper guide how to make use of it in M2 (it took me some
>> time to get the <home>/.m2/settings.xml right, so that
>> artifacts and plugins will use the
>> proxy) and special hints in the M2 docs for its existence.
> One problem I have been having with maven-proxy is that I
> find that once a jar's metadata is downloaded, it never seems
> to be updated.  I noticed this when Maven 2.0 was released.
> Soon after that, a few plugins had new versions released but
> my Maven 2.0 never updated, even using -U and blasting the
> repository.  Only by stopping the proxy, blasting it's cache,
> and restarting it was I able to get the updated plugins.  I
> think there may need to be a serious code review of this to
> make sure that it is working correctly with m2 before it is heavily
> advertised. 

OK. So can anyone of the Maven devs explain, what files have to be checked remotely so I can
create patches for maven-proxy? Are only the metadata*.xml to be checked again or additionally
the *.pom files ?

- Jörg

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