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From Stephen Connolly <>
Subject Re: Any plans to reintroduce the uniqueVersion functionality?
Date Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:14:01 GMT
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IIRC Brian Fox said that it was too complex to handle when they were
initially rewriting the artifact resolution code... and nobody has been
interested in adding back the support, but Brian said that if somebody was
interested in adding support back in then (as long as the patch was nice and
clean and had supporting tests) he saw no reason for not adding support back
in again.

Basically this is an issue looking for somebody to have a big enough itch to


On 16 August 2010 12:20, Anders Hammar <> wrote:

> This type of questions are more appropriate for the users list. I'm
> including that as well. Please just respond to that mailing list.
> From what I know, uniqueVersion is always true for Maven 3 and there is no
> planned support for non-unique versions. Other people has asked the same,
> but nobody has stepped up and implemented it.
> However, for your deployment, I'm guessing that you want to retrieved the
> latest SNAPSHOT build from Nexus and install it to a server? There a REST
> API for getting the latest SNAPSHOT version which should do what you need:
> You should only need to alter how the UNIX script gets the file.
> /Anders
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 12:16, <
> >wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've noticed that the uniqueVersion attribute of the release plugin is
> > effectively ignored for Maven 3, which is preventing me from upgrading at
> > present. In my shop we use this plugin to upload a SNAPSHOT version of
> our
> > code to Nexus, which a UNIX script then downloads to a server and
> installs.
> > If the repo item has the timestamp attached, this will make using this
> > style
> > of deployment impossible. I realise that I could use the deploy plugin,
> but
> > for some reason I've never managed to get this to work when you're
> > deploying
> > a WAR to tomcat that sits in the root context.
> >
> > What I'm therefore asking is a) whether the uniqueVersion will ever be
> > supported, or b) is there another way to deploy snapshots easily?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Nick
> >

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