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From Ron Wheeler <>
Subject Re: Maven folder structure
Date Thu, 19 May 2011 16:33:16 GMT
If you don't do things the Maven way, you will be in a battle until 
Maven defeats you.
You might as well give in early, you have no chance of wining.
Maven is relentless and determined to bend you to its will.


On 19/05/2011 10:28 AM, Thiessen, Todd (Todd) wrote:
> Your scenario is not uncommon. I have seems many teams go through it.
> The advice I always give is to NOT give in to the temptation to try and keep your existing
structure when you move to maven.  Your build will be a large mess.
> Converting to maven means more than simply adopting a folder convention.  It is also
about a build philosophy. For example, Maven strongly encourages one artifact per project.
 You will run into this when converting your build to use maven. If you deviate from using
the default folder conventions, in my experience, only leads to greater confusion and more
time to get the conversion done.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: uday shankar []
>> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:15 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Maven folder structure
>> Hi Karl,
>> I understand that you are asking me to stick to the default folder
>> structure
>> created by maven.
>> This(sticking to the default folder structure) works fine when we are
>> using
>> maven right from the beginning of the project.But what if say,
>> Scenario 1: we have started the project in eclipse, and in the middle
>> of the
>> development process I want to use maven. And maven commands seem to be
>> using
>> the default folder structure. How can we use maven with a different
>> folder
>> structure(because a simple web application created using maven commands
>> have
>> different structure when compared to a web application created in
>> eclipse)??
>> Scenario 2: If say initially we were using Ant as the building tool for
>> a
>> project. Now we want to use Maven as the tool , how do we implement
>> that?
>> What is the process of migration from ant to maven?
>> If there is ambiguity anywhere, I will try explaining again.
>> Thanks,
>> Uday
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