[jdom-interest] JDOM2 Update - maven

Rolf jdom at tuis.net
Wed Sep 14 07:46:17 PDT 2011

Hi and thanks, Brad

I have just inspected your drop-box repositories (edit, now it's hours 

I can't 'pull' the changes directly. Those changes have been made 
against the three git repositories I put together in 2008 as a 'proof of 
concept'. Those repositories are 'defunct'. There were a number of bugs 
found in jdom since I put those together, and the plan for JDOM2 
stipulated that the jUNit tests get done before the generics... I see 
you did those changes in late July, it is amazing how fast things seem 
to change...

The setup we now have for JDOM (all versions) is now in github, and the 
three 'components' (core, test, contrib) are all in the same git 
repository: https://github.com/hunterhacker/jdom

Now that i have spent some time (well, only a few hours) looking at what 
you have done, and getting more familiar with the maven 'big picture' I 
have even more concerns than when I started....

The most immediate goal in applying maven is to get the 1.1.2 final 
build artifacts published on maven-central, and that source branch needs 
to be as stable as possible. Moving files (and especially 
renaming/moving directories) would be very, very disruptive to keeping a 
clean version history. We can be more liberal with those sorts of 
changes in the JDOM2 branch if we need to.

So, for 1.1.2 the goal is to do the minimal changes possible and yet 
still have a maven artifact at the end.

Hmm, it has taken some time to go through this reply, and in the process 
I have been reading up a little on maven, etc. I have 'formalized' what 
I think JDOM needs for the maven side of things here: 

In putting that together I have been hunting around, and there's already 
two 'groupid' locations for jdom on maven-central. See the wiki page for 
the links.

I have put together a 'feedback' to maven-central hunting down who put 
those there, and whether it is a problem for putting out 1.1.2....

The more I look in to this the more it looks like it's going to be more 
of a 'procedural' and 'management' problem than a technical one.

I have included Jason on this mail, and have taken the liberty of 
putting this discussion back on to the jdom-interest list.

Read through that wiki-page, tell me if I got anything wrong... perhaps 
you can help with getting contact details for the 'publisher' of the 
org.jdom GroupID.... I can't seem to find anything in any of the 
maven-central files to help though, perhaps i missed something.



On 14/09/2011 7:21 AM, Brad Cox wrote:
> Also need to changed the groupid I choose from Tecnica-PBAC to org.jdom.
> Easy to fix.
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Brad Cox <bcox at virtualschool.edu
> <mailto:bcox at virtualschool.edu>> wrote:
>     Rolf, I've shared my git clone at
>     https://www.dropbox.com/home/...xxxxx... You should be able to
>     pull it from there.
>     I've not undone the src/main/java change. Let me know how to proceed.

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