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From Les Hartzman <>
Subject Re: Can I alter packaging with Maven?
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:35:15 GMT
Thanks Anders. I'll take a look at Jenkins. Sounds like an interesting
learning experience.


On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:33 AM, Anders Hammar <> wrote:

> It is possible.
> One way is to use a generic packaging plugin like the
> maven-assembly-plugin. If that doesn't fit your desires, or you want a
> "nicer solution", writting your own plugin is a different way. For example,
> have a look at the Android Maven Plugin which creates android archives.
> That being said, the web app you're talking about should be a standard war
> projekt (which uses the maven-war-plugin to produce the war archive). The
> desktop app could possibly be a standard jar project. So I don't think you
> need any special packaging plugins, but your question is rather how to
> handle these two flavors of your application. Something that you should try
> to solve, as it will significantly simplify things, is to have only one
> package/archive. Have a look at how, for example, the Jenkins projekt has
> solved this. They produce a war file that is possible to deploy to a web
> container (web app) as well as start from command line (application). When
> looking at that topic you're in pure Java land and shouldn't worry about
> Maven.
> If you need different config files it could be tricky to solve this way
> though.
> /Anders
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Les Hartzman <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm a fairly basic maven user and would like to know if it is possible to
> > have maven support multiple type of packaging or if I need to look at a
> > different mechanism.
> >
> > What I want to do is to build a JavaFX application that depending on how
> it
> > is packaged is either a desktop app or a web app.
> >
> > There would potentially be some different configuration files that would
> > pertain to the different packaging options.
> >
> > Can I use maven in this way or does someone know of another means of
> > accomplishing the same thing?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Les
> >

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