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From Anders Hammar <>
Subject Re: application.xml generated in src
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2011 12:42:31 GMT
Thinking about this some more, I think it might actually be the
wtp-m2e eclipse plugin that does this. You should ask on the m2e
mailing list and Fred (the author) could quickly answer if it has been
fixed in newer versions of that plugin.


On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 14:35, Anders Hammar <> wrote:
> Are you using Eclipse and m2eclipse? If so, I think it is WTP.
> If you only build from CLI you don't have this problem, right?
> /Anders
> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 14:22, Stevo Slavić <> wrote:
>> Hello maven users,
>> All the plugins which generate sources or resources do generate them
>> in build output directory (target), and by convention it is typically
>> a directory named by generator within target/generated-sources or
>> target/generated-resources. Correct me if wrong, IMO it's bad practice
>> to have sources and resources generated under src directory.
>> I have maven-ear-plugin:2.6 with custom modules section (and
>> earSourceExcludes) configured - all the rest is default, including
>> "generateApplicationXml" and "generatedDescriptorLocation"
>> configuration parameters. Problem is whenever I build the project,
>> application.xml gets generated in src/main/application/META-INF
>> directory. Whenever version changes of referenced modules that
>> application.xml gets automatically updated.
>> Anyone have any ideas who and why is generating this application.xml
>> in src/main/application/META-INF?
>> Regards,
>> Stevo.
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