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From Wayne Fay <>
Subject Re: PluginRepositories Vs Repositories
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2011 14:30:14 GMT
> Why maven POM has a different section of repositories for plugin ? I am
> talking about <pluginRepositories>. I means repositories section itself tell
> maven to look for the plugins in its repositories. Is it to minimize the
> search scope for maven while looking for plugins? or it adds some more value
> than just minimizing search scope.

This is to support the use case in some organizations where project
dependencies must be locked down to a fairly strict list due to
governance reasons etc, but plugins are less locked down. Or vice


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