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Subject downloading artifacts from maven repo
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:35:04 GMT
I am trying to create a maven project that needs to package a bunch of 
maven artifacts to finally invoke jwrapper using the exec-maven-plugin. 
Because this project is mostly an integration task (jars are already 
compiled and deploy in a maven repo) i am wondering what are the tools 
available to download artifacts from a repo. Something like 
dependency:copy-dependencies or dependency:get but that would let me work 
in a more generic way such as "download every jar under 
com.mycompany.projectA.* and put it in target/libA"
Having an explicit list of dependencies in the pom itself is not an option 
since 1) there are hundreds of jars 2) it introduces having to maintain a 
list of jars to use. I want to use instead "coordinate wildcards" to 
download whole areas of the repo.

I was planning on writing such a library (which later could be easily made 
into a maven plugin) but i wanted to know if there is something similar 
already in existence.

Apart from the question of whether such a thing exists, I also want to 
know what are the philosophical arguments against it, if any. I have heard 
here talk about anything remotely touching integration should not be a job 
for maven, is that really the case? in this case i am still building an 
application, just not by compiling code but by integrating multiple jars

Any thoughts?

Alejandro Endo | Software Designer/Concepteur de logiciels

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