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From Dan Tran <dant...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Maven as an installation tool
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:01:10 GMT
Please discard my last comment, wrong topic.

-D

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:17 AM, Dan Tran <dantran@gmail.com> wrote:
> If i have to repeatedly doing the same thing every day.... maven
> plugin is a way to go since I can run it any where i like as long as
> maven installed and point to our central maven repo.
>
>
> -D
>
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:57 PM, Anders Hammar <anders@hammar.net> wrote:
>>> Sonatype do some black magic for provision developer desktops, check
>>> their website.
>>> There was a demo I saw that pulled down your Eclipse binaries and
>>> installing plugins and did some configuration stuff.
>>> I believe that the bundling of the artifacts for provisioning live in
>>> Nexus - not sure if its a p2 or maven repository.
>>
>> You're referring to their Onboarding solution that they've turned open source:
>> https://github.com/sonatype/onboarding
>>
>> This is for materializing (and update) an Eclipse IDE installation. It
>> pulls artifacts from a P2 repository in Nexus.
>>
>> /Anders
>>
>>>
>>> As the other thread "Is Maven the Answer" says you may be better off
>>> with a pure scripting language or Ant if you want to do non
>>> build-lifecycle event handling.
>>>
>>> Getting Maven to do what you are suggesting is not going to be simply
>>> a matter of hooking assembly plugin together with some dependencies.
>>> You are probably going to have to develop a plugin - at which point
>>> you have to wonder whether it fits into the idea of Maven's lifecycle
>>> (and I suggest not).
>>>
>>> If you are running on Windows tools like SCCM do the installation
>>> management for you.
>>> Is it worth rolling your own?
>>>
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