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

> 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.


Regards

Thorsten
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