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From Eric Kolotyluk <>
Subject Re: activeProfiles
Date Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:41:57 GMT
I was trying to avoid having two setting.xml files. I was also thinking of
having two login accounts each with their own settings.xml as role based
login makes more sense. Thanks for confirming my thinking.

Seriously too bad that <activeProfiles> cannot be in a pom.xml file.

Cheers, Eric
On Mar 23, 2013 7:15 AM, "Wayne Fay" <> wrote:

> > 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?
> One technique I've employed uses two settings.xml files. First you should
> know about the -s option when calling mvn, look it up. Copy mvn.bat to
> mvnp.bat and mvnw.bat (or .sh). In mvnp.bat, specify -s
> settings-personal.xml and in mvnw.bat, specify -s settings-work.xml.
> Then call mvnw or mvnp instead of mvn. You can also adjust mvn.bat directly
> and use that for personal (or work, whichever is most common).
> Or just set up another user account and log in/out depending on what you
> are working on, each with its own settings.xml. This is easier on
> Linux/Unix.
> Wayne

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