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From dan bress <>
Subject Re: Aggregating Javadocs in an assembly
Date Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:51:39 GMT
   Thanks for the info.
   was your "docs" submodule, where the assembly lived?  How would you
bundle the javadocs created by the parent?

   What I am trying to do is capture all the build related
documentation(javadoc, asciidoc, and some other build generated
documentation artifacts) and put that in a directory structure so that I
can put it on our website.  This is why I am aggregating all the javadoc in
one place.  I'm open to other ideas if you have them.


On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:59 PM Christopher <> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:16 PM, dan bress <> wrote:
> > Maven,
> >    I have a multi module maven project and am trying to generate an
> > assembly that houses all our javadocs and our asciidoc generated docs.
> How
> > would you do this?
> >
> > Currently I have a directory structure that looks like this:
> >
> > root
> >   java-library-one
> >   java-library-two
> >   ascidoc-project
> >   pom.xml
> >
> > If I put a javadoc:aggregate plugin execution on the root pom it
> generates
> > the javadoc for both of my projects, which is what I want.  But I am not
> > sure where to put my assembly.  Should that be called from the root pom?
> > Should I make a sub project for the assembly?  If I do that, can it refer
> > to the javadoc generated by the parent?
> >
> > Let me know what you think!
> > Thanks!
> I've done something like this in the past. It's not pretty, but
> essentially, I had a sub-module for "docs", which, in its package
> phase, would bundle the javadocs created by the parent. To get this to
> work, I would have to run:
> mvn compile javadoc:aggregate package
> This would essentially force 3 lifecycles, the first to compile and
> the second to build the javadocs (which requires compilation first),
> and the third to package. Incidentally, the third lifecycle would end
> up compiling again, which was a bit of a waste, but it did work.
> In general, I'd avoid trying to bundle all the javadocs... partly
> because this is messy, and partly because I don't see a lot of value
> in a deployable artifact which bundles all the javadocs from many
> modules. Currently, my project only bundles individual javadoc jars to
> deploy to maven, and no longer builds an artifact with the aggregated
> javadocs. We still occasionally run javadoc:aggregate, though to
> generate docs to publish.
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II
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