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From "Steven Devijver (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MNG-1258) Add option to redownload poms
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:25:57 GMT


Steven Devijver commented on MNG-1258:

The way this issue has been treated demonstrates why Maven is as useless as it is.

Re-downloading POM files would be a nice feature. We're using a product that allows us to
manage the artifacts in our repository and edit their dependencies. We can add and remove
dependencies to artifacts. It allows us to rationalize the dependencies in our projects.

You may think this is a bad practice, after all everybody is entitled an opinion. You choose
however to climb in your ivory tower and rule how the world should function.

Instead I suggest you take a look at how the world functions including all its inefficiencies
and bad practices. If you were anywhere near as good as say the Spring developers you would
consider to include this feature as optional behavior in Maven and perhaps issue a warning
that using this option could be considered a bad practice.

> Add option to redownload poms
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-1258
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Plugins and Lifecycle
>    Affects Versions: 2.0 (RC)
>            Reporter: Carlos Sanchez
>            Assignee: Brett Porter
> Add an option to the command line to redownload the poms, so it's easy to get the fixes
in the remote repo. Something like -f , --refresh or whatever

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