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From Eric Bowman <ebow...@boboco.ie>
Subject Re: ofbiz "mavenizer"
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:39:45 GMT

I've placed "mavenizer" on github:  https://github.com/ebowman/mavenizer

I wouldn't say it's too polished yet, so if anyone wants to be an early adopter, much appreciated.

Note that you will need a Nexus installation nearby for this to be much use.


On 12 Jul 2011, at 12:09, Eric Bowman wrote:

> Hi,
> I've written a tool that we're considering open sourcing, and I'm curious to gauge how
much interest there would be in it.
> The purpose of the tool is to generate proper poms for each of the ofbiz modules by inspecting
an ofbiz directory.  It works in two steps, and it uses the Nexus search API (so it's not
that interesting unless you have a Nexus repository installed somewhere nearby).
> Here's what it does:
> 1. Inspects $OFBIZ_HOME recursively, identifying external dependency libraries
> 2. Generates the SHA1 hash of each jar, and uses a Nexus API to determine whether that
jar already exists in Nexus as a known artifact.
> 3. If it does not, it takes a random sample of the classes in each jar, and queries Nexus
to see can it figure out a reasonable groupId & artifactId.
> 4. For artifacts not already in Nexus, it synthesizes a mvn deploy:deploy-file for each
jar and each possible groupId/artifactId/version it decides might be useful, and lets you
decide which commands to run to get all the dependency jars in Nexus.
> 5. After all the external dependencies are in Nexus, it looks through $OFBIZ_HOME again,
and determines all the transitive dependencies between ofbiz modules
> 6. Next it synthesizes a pom for each module, that captures both the dependencies in
that module's lib directory, as well as the simplest transitive graph of dependencies on other
> 7. Finally it prints out mvn deploy:deploy-file commands which can be run separately
to put each ofbiz module's jar file into Nexus, along with its pom.
> If you are using maven, this is pretty nice -- this way you don't have to worry about
declaring dependencies against all the jars in the ofbiz directory; it figures all that out,
and leverages maven's transitive dependency resolution to make a clean build.
> Obviously it doesn't solve other problems, like how to deploy an ofbiz server in a maveny
way, but that may follow.
> If you're interested in seeing this open sourced, perhaps you can reply off-list; if
there is enough interest I'll put this on github.  And maybe even if there isn't. :)
> Cheers,
> Eric Bowman

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