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From "Jonathan Gilbert (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (MNG-2585) Overriding default naming
Date Tue, 03 Oct 2006 08:22:27 GMT
Overriding default naming
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                 Key: MNG-2585
                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-2585
             Project: Maven 2
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Artifacts, Artifacts and Repositories, Multiple Language Support, POM
    Affects Versions: 2.0.4
            Reporter: Jonathan Gilbert


Currently all artifacts in a maven2 repository must be named ${artifactId}-${version}[-${classifier}].${packaging}.
Sometimes this is simply not possible. Jars can be renamed easily enough, but other binaries
cannot.

My case involves .NET. .NET assemblies are completely analogous to java jars - simply a packaging
of classes. The crucial difference though is that .NET assemblies cannot be renamed (as classes
are located based upon their containing assembly name). There are plenty of existing third
party .NET libraries which currently cannot be placed in a maven repository. (Note that if
the assembly is renamed such that, for instance, it has no version in the name, this is no
problem as .NET embeds this information into the assembly itself.)

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