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From offbyone <r...@iridiumsuite.com>
Subject Re: using build profiles for WAR plugin
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:40:13 GMT
Ron- You interested in a couple hours of contract work.  I would happily
pay you to help me through this?

-ryan

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM, Ron Wheeler [via Maven] <
ml-node+s40175n5529204h7@n5.nabble.com> wrote:

> On 01/03/2012 2:43 PM, offbyone wrote:
>
> > Ok so I should create a base pom with a war configuration and then a
> separate
> > pom for each site that depends on this with overlays to add the extra
> > configuration file.
> > I will try.
> >
> > If I am interpreting your comments correctly, profiles allow for a user
> to
> > flaten a maven build deployment, but this is a bad practice and it is
> better
> > to make your maven structure deep.
> >
> > So are profiles going to be deprecated?   I would think I am not alone
> in
> > getting turned down the wrong path because most of the
> documentation/howtos
> > I have found point to using profiles.
> There are some uses for profiles that seem harmless so it is a
> documentation issue.
>
> It is fairly common in Apache documentation for the programmers to make
> a big deal about all the wonderful things that the package can do.
> They are not particularly concerned about "Best Practices".
>
> The most common usage is often left out of the documentation since it is
> "dull" or not very impressive.
> This sometimes means that obscure usage of features or seldom used
> features are heavily documented while the main use case is  not described.
>
> New Maven users often fall into the trap that you were headed into.
>
> A really simple "Best Practice" that most people use, is hard to find in
> the documentation while an obscure "Worst Practice" is described because
> it shows how clever the software developers are and how powerful the
> product is.
>
> There should be a "Best Practice" section on the Maven site describing
> the best way to implement the common software development patterns.
>
> There are not really a lot of cases to consider but every new Maven user
> has to sort out their own case.
>
> Ron
>
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