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From Glen Mazza <glen.ma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I'm as blind as a bat (Re: Maven "latest" ain't the latest anymore)
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:33:16 GMT
Either way, the definition of "Maven (latest)" is wrong, because if 
"Maven (latest)" meant the latest Maven 1 (as we already have Maven 2 
(latest) and Maven 3 (latest)) it's using Maven 2.x (incorrect), and if 
"Maven (latest)" meant the latest Maven loaded (3.1), it's still 
incorrectly using 2.x.

My suggestions:

1.) Get rid of "Maven (latest)" as it's just too vague and its 
definition changes over time across major versions.  Move any projects 
on that to "Maven 2 (latest)" (as that's what it presently means anyway).

2.) Either change the text "Maven 3 (latest)" to "Maven 3.0.x (latest)" 
(as it's not clear what Maven 3 latest means--3.0.x or 3.1) and consider 
adding a new "Maven 3.1.x (latest)", *or* just change the text of "Maven 
3 (latest) to "Maven 3.1.x (latest)" possibly without adding a "Maven 
3.0.x (latest)".


On 07/31/2013 10:11 AM, Marshall Schor wrote:
> Following the "principle of least surprise", I would have expected that "Maven
> (latest)" without any suffix of 1, 2 or 3, would mean the same as the lastest
> Maven, which is Maven 3.0.5 at the moment.
> Perhaps this can be fixed?
> -Marshall
> On 7/31/2013 6:53 AM, Glen Mazza wrote:
>> Sorry, I didn't realize Maven latest meant Maven 1 latest, there's Maven 2
>> (latest) and Maven (3) latest, and there's even Maven 3.0.5.
>> Never mind.  :)
>> Glen
>> On 07/31/2013 06:51 AM, Glen Mazza wrote:
>>> Hi, when I configure my Roller Maven builds and choose "Maven (latest)",
>>> i.e., a desire to see the app run successfully on the newest Maven you have
>>> loaded, no matter what, I'm not getting the latest available (3.0.4) but just
>>> the old 2.2.1:

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