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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: Publishing zips to the maven repo
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2011 18:34:08 GMT

On Oct 14, 2011, at 6:05 AM, Olivier Lamy wrote:

> 2011/10/14 Mark Thomas <>:
>> On 14/10/2011 09:15, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
>>> 2011/10/14 David Blevins <>:
>>>> We've been using plain Tomcat zips for creating TomEE in the
>>>> OpenEJB maven build for a while now.  So far that has been done by
>>>> publishing the Tomcat zips to a maven repo in svn.  Not the best
>>>> idea to have them in svn, so we're trying to get them in the actual
>>>> maven repo.
>>> Can't maven be taught to download them from proper ASF mirrors?
> Possible using this plugin

That's where we started and eventually evolved into what we have now.

The build would download the zip to the target directory of the module that needed it.  The
downside is every clean build you would have to re-download the zip.  The thought then comes
into mind, "if there was only some place I could keep it and download it once" and putting
it in the ~/.m2/repository/ directory starts to look really tempting.

At that point it became clear that it would be awkwardly recreating the maven download/mirror

>> Adding the full .zip archive to any Maven repo just seems wrong to me
>> (and using the ASF svn server for this is definitely a very bad idea)
>> but if the folks managing the main Maven repo are happy with this then I
>> have no objection.
> The Central Maven repo already contains huge distrib sample
> which is ~29M.

Right.  Some more examples (glassfish, jboss, jetty):


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