This proposal is a collection of features and changes that I think are necessary for Maven to not suck. Obviously, not sucking is a completely subjective goal so it is defined as making Maven do what Don Brown thinks it should do. I've created a branch in the Maven sandbox to collect my changes and facilitate any collaboration. I'll be converting any new features or changes into Maven JIRA issues to encourage the code to get back into the Maven project, however it is anticipated that many changes will be rejected as they may go against the official Maven direction.
The deliverable from this proposal is a set of sandbox "releases" or versioned snapshots that I will be using in my open source and commercial work, however, I hope other people will find them useful. I'll be making the changes on the latest released version of Maven to ensure stability.
HTTP Wagon to use standalone HTTPClient
Parallel artifact retreival
Specify plugin versions in super POM
Plugin versions in super pom, full release, went back to 2.0.8 for stability
Only uber jar, Java 1.4 compliant, no Commons Logging issues
How to install it
Uniquely versioned snapshots can be found here:
Download the release file that best suites your environment and install it like any normal Maven installation.
How to develop it
- Checkout the code
svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/maven/sandbox/branches/maven/maven-db/
- Install the standalone version of httpclient in your local Maven repository:
cd maven-db mvn install:install-file -DgroupId=commons-httpclient -DartifactId=commons-httpclient -Dversion=3.1-standalone -Dpackaging=jar -Dfile=commons-httpclient-3.1-standalone.jar
- Install the wagon http
cd wagon-http-trunk mvn install
- Build Maven
cd ../maven-2.0.8 mvn install
You should now have built the release available in the