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From Martin Gainty <>
Subject RE: Unpacking jars into target/classes
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:38:14 GMT
 Joachim- > 
> On 7 March 2013 22:27, Joachim Durchholz <> wrote:
> [del]
> > That's not really what I want.
> > I want a declarative specification so the tool can decide what build steps
> > to run. MG>in other words you want to build out a new  lifecycle.xml
> > I want full scripting only for the individual build steps. This probably
> > means an obligation to specify the declarative metadata so the tool can set
> > up its build plan. MG>in other words new lifecycle.xml  Plus this probably also
means that people will need a way
> > to test whether their metadata are correct, since otherwise people will get
> > subtle errors into the build plans. xml-maven-plugin
> >
> > I also want Eclipse integration, so build configuration doesn't need to be
> > specified redundantly.
MG>we should concentrate on getting the mechanics of 1)enforcing the xml is valid with
xml-maven-plugin 2)Build a CustomMojo
to implement altered lifecycle.xml
these steps should be completed before any attempt at refactoring as eclipse plugin
> If you find such a tool, I'd be interested to hear about it.
> I dont believe such a thing exists.
> Which means you are going to have to write it and support it.
> You would be much better off taking something that is "close enough"
> and joining in the effort with others to make it better. Whether that
> is Maven or Gradle, or some other thing.
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