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From Eric Kolotyluk <eric.koloty...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: activeProfiles
Date Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:40:32 GMT
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@gmx.de>wrote:

> Eric Kolotyluk wrote:
>
> >
> > On 2013-03-25 3:49 AM, Jörg Schaible wrote:
> >> Hi Eric,
> >>
> >> Eric Kolotyluk wrote:
> >>
> >>> I have two development environments: work and personal.
> >>>
> >>> I am trying to set up my projects so that the POM knows which profile
> to
> >>> activate, but it seems you cannot put <activeProfiles> in a POM, only
> in
> >>> a settings.xml file. Is there some reason for this?
> >>>
> >>> Is there some other Maven way to do what I want to do? How do other
> >>> people separate work development from personal development?
> >> What's the problem with it? If you active a profile in the settings.xml,
> >> you can use this profile (i.e. a profile with same name) also in your
> >> POMs, you don't need an activation anymore.
>
> actually I don't get why a separate VM is preferable to a second
> settings.xml in this case - if we still only talk about Maven ;-)
>
> - Jörg
>
>
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Personal preference. For me it makes more sense to just work in a specific
role or environment for all my work.

Having to manage multiple settings files leads to complexity, mistakes, and
frustration. I don't want to have use Maven with more options than I need
to. I really believe in convention over configuration, and multiple
settings.xml files violates that principle.

Cheers, Eric

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