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From "Gilles Scokart" <gscok...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: what does ${version} do in a POM
Date Mon, 21 May 2007 15:02:28 GMT

I posted similar question there (only first point):


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve.loughran@gmail.com]
> Sent: lundi 21 mai 2007 16:43
> To: repository@apache.org
> Subject: what does ${version} do in a POM
> I ask, as Ivy bug#512: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IVY-512
> shows that Ivy cannot load POM files which have references to a
> ${version} variable, which appears to be the case in Cargo
> 1. is ${version} a built in variable, if so, what does it map to.
> 2. where is the complete resolution process of maven2 defined, either
> in text or in a test kit?
> I do think we will all come to regret the fact that the repository
> metadata is full of unresolved references, things that can only be
> evaluated within the context of a single POM parser tool. Because at
> some day, even in the maven world, maven 3 will come along, and the
> old code will need to be maintained purely to make sense of the old
> poms.
> -steve

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