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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: Company-wide checkstyle.xml ?
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:47:05 GMT
The best mechanism I have seen to date for sharing configuration amongst many projects is the
Airbase POM in the Airlift project that was developed by Henning (I've cc'd him).

Airbase uses PMD but you can probably use a similar technique for Checkstyle. I always point
people at the Airbase POM as it's what I consider the best way to configure a Maven build.

On Oct 20, 2014, at 10:56 AM, James Green <> wrote:

> Is there a good practice to achieve this?
> I have a company-parent POM which has config to deal with site generation
> and distributionMangement. Everything has this as it's parent.
> I also have a build-tools JAR that supplies checkstyle.xml. The problem is
> company-parent depends-on build-tools within the site configuration, yet
> build-tools requires company-parent to inherit distributionManagement...
> Yuck.
> I now note there is an in-line configuration for checkstyle possible. Is
> this the way forward for our case?
> Thanks,
> James



Jason van Zyl
Founder,  Apache Maven

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