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Subject: Running Macker with Maven 2
Author: Rune Flobakk
Date and Time: Feb 14, 2007; 11:02am


I've recently been trying out the Macker tool ( ) to enforce architectural rules in a project of mine. I did some searching in this mailing list as well as Google if there was a way to run Macker with Maven 2, but only found questions from others asking how this should be done. The existing maven-macker-plugin is for Maven 1, though I have seen a message that there apparently is a Maven 2 plugin in development.

Anyway, I have been fiddling around a bit and found a way to run Macker in Maven 2 until a proper plugin is available, which I thought I'd share   here for anyone interested. As I still consider myself as a Maven 2 newbie, I would appreciate any feedback on this solution, if it seems reasonable at all. This is the first time I use the antrun plugin, and I have no experience using Ant before at all.

The description below is for a simple single project following the directory structure expected as default by Maven 2. It should however be simple to adapt it. This is going to be a bit lengthy, so bring a sandwich.

1. In your POM:

2. The build.xml file in ${basedir}. The location for this is configured in the POM plugin configuration above (antfile="${basedir}/build.xml").

3. The macker rules are placed in ${basedir}/src/test/macker/macker.xml. This location is specified in build.xml above at <rules dir="src/test/macker" includes="macker.xml" />

Using 'mvn antrun:run' will run Macker on your compiled classes in ${basedir}/target/classes/

I hope I haven't forgot anything, and that this may be of interest for others as well (smile)


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