[jdom-interest] Maven build

Rolf Lear jdom at tuis.net
Fri Feb 17 17:06:58 PST 2012

Hi all.

As an update, I have been 'messing around', and, I have just been 
getting frustrated by Maven.

To my knowledge, I am unable to deploy 'snapshot' type builds to 
oss/sonatype nexus.... or, rather, I am unable to upload snapshot 
'bundles' to their web-based interface.

This means that the only way I understand it is possible to create 
SNAPSHOT builds is through the 'mvn deploy' command, and JDOM does not 
do that.

As a result, I am frustrated, and I am wasting time on it.

I have a 'procedure' in place that allows me to upload maven bundles to 
oss.sonatype.org. The procedure is partially manual, and described here:

This procedure is good enough to load up 'release' builds only (it seems).

This means that I cannot find a good way to test the maven part of the 
processes.... and I cannot trust myself to be doing 'the right thing' 
because I simply cannot fathom what 'the right thing' from a maven 
perspective is.

For me the maven aspect JDOM has become 'not fun', and since I do not 
use maven myself, I now have low motivation for making it work. Further, 
any previous 'good will' I have had in considering a more 'maven like' 
build process is evaporating... right now (and I am somewhat peeved) I 
think maven sucks, and is more trouble than it is worth.

So, if maven is to redeem itself to me, I think someone with a more 
friendly attitude toward it is going to have to smooth out the process, 
put together a 'just do this, this, and this...', and if it works I will 
keep doing it.

So, if there are maven-experienced people out there... people who have 
deployed open-source projects to maven-central (not just used maven 
central as a resource), further, people who have experience with using a 
non-maven-like source repository like JDOM is, then please consider 
helping out here.

Just to be clear, what I can do is:
- 'release' a maven bundle

what I cannot do is:
- put out 'test' maven releases that are not linked to 'official' JDOM 
- put out a new JDOM release if I somehow mess up a maven release.... 
so, I need to ensure that all maven releases are 100% correct. If JDOM 
2.x.y is released, and the maven artifact for 2.x.y is somehow broken 
(bad dependency or something) then I do not want to have to release a 
JDOM 2.x.z to fix a maven problem.

So, if someone wants to take a stab at it, please speak up.


On 03/01/2012 8:22 AM, Rolf Lear wrote:
> Hi all.
> I am going to start playing with the concept of loading the 'snapshot'
> builds up on to maven central as 'SNAPSHOT' type builds. This is to ensure
> I get some 'practice' before the final JDOM2.0 release.
> If you are currently using maven to load your JDOM 1.x jars you should
> ensure that you set your maven version dependencies correctly so that you
> do not start pulling any JDOM 2.x jars. My understanding is that if I label
> the versions as SNAPSHOT then they should be ignored by you, but, for
> everyone's peace of mind, in your 'real' development environments you
> should restrict your dependencies to version 1.1.2 only
> I expect to start 'playing' with this in the next week or so.
> Rolf
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