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From "Benjamin Bentmann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (MNG-3951) Hide drive-relative paths from plugins
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2009 21:59:19 GMT


Benjamin Bentmann closed MNG-3951.

         Assignee: Benjamin Bentmann
       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.1.0-M3)

Fixed in [r739385|] and [r739394|],

> Hide drive-relative paths from plugins
> --------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-3951
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Plugins and Lifecycle
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.9, 2.1.0-M1
>         Environment: Windows
>            Reporter: Benjamin Bentmann
>            Assignee: Benjamin Bentmann
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0.11, 2.1.0-M2
> Take this nice path: /tmp (note the leading slash). This is an absolute path on Unix
derivates but a drive-relative path on a Windows box. Drive-relative paths are resolved by
prepending the drive of the current directory, not the entire current directory.
> This notation of a drive-relative path is not well-known, even among Windows users, and
in particular not easy going for cross-platform Java tools. A Java developer usually assumes
that a path is either (directory-)relative or absolute.
> To avoid unnecessary complications as seen on our own multi-OS CI grid (cf. dev@ thread
[CI Grid, Windows and Paths|])
and as reported by users (e.g. MECLIPSE-404), the core should not only align directory-relative
paths but also resolve drive-relative paths.

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