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From "Thorsten Heit" <>
Subject Re: Re: useing profiles to control properties to drive version numbers in poms
Date Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:41:43 GMT

> Yes, profiles are evil.

If you use them for changing / defining _what_ gets built and/or how, yes.

> If you think you should be using profiles, think again. If you still
> think they are the solution, please think it through once more. If you
> still persist, go use Ant.
> Profiles are simply very rarely a good solution.

I'm using profiles at work for the sole purpose of deciding what to do 
with the build artifact, i.e. activating different deployment targets 
(application servers) for an EAR.


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