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From Bernd Bohmann <>
Subject Re: [maven] Need help with the nightly builds
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 20:30:32 GMT
Hello Sean,

Sean Schofield schrieb:
> I got the assembly stuff working but there are a few issues.
> 1.) The tarballs include transitive dependencies (like commons-lang). 
> We don't want to ship those with our nightly or official releases

Why not, I build with the transitive dependencies would be easy to use 
for the user. I think we should ship with the dependencies.

> 2.) Maven assembly doesn't really allow you to easily create both
> source and bin tarballs.
What should contain the source tarball?
> 3.) Maven assembly is cumbersome.
> 4.) Bruno has reminded me that the @lastmodified@ issue will not be
> handled using this process
> So I propose we consider writing our own maven plugin to build our
> tarballs.  I know very little about maven and even less about writing
> a plugin (zero) but I'm willing to get up to speed if someone more
> knowledgeable can help.
> Is this a crazy idea or something worth doing?  Maybe Wendy will be
> interested in helping since she handles this type of thing for Struts
> (which will eventually need something like this.)
> Sean


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