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Problems with huge poms 

The pom.xml files I use sometimes , become really huge sometimes.
Escpecially if developer informations and other "static" data is added, the poms start growing to grow really fast.

The informations described in the pom cover many different scopes and are changed with a different rate.


  • big (maybe unreadable) file 
  • many revisions due to many changes; results into
    • hard to track changes (ever tried to find the revision, a dependency has changed for a fast-changing pomin?)
  • more (unnecessary) conflicts/merges in a multi developer setup