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From "Benjamin Bentmann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (MPLUGIN-146) Implement pluginXml parameter for maven-plugin-plugin
Date Sun, 04 Oct 2009 10:41:03 GMT


Benjamin Bentmann updated MPLUGIN-146:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.5.1)

> Implement pluginXml parameter for maven-plugin-plugin
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MPLUGIN-146
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x Plugin Tools
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Plugin Plugin
>    Affects Versions: 2.5
>            Reporter: John Casey
>            Priority: Critical
> This is admittedly an edge case, but we have had it come up before...
> QDox doesn't store annotation information in binaries, which means that mojos inheriting
from another mojo in a different plugin have no way to express the mojo parameters inherited
from the parent class. The plugin.xml files are not merged in any way. This leaves hand-authoring
plugin.xml files as the only option for such cases.
> Since we've just changed the behavior of the plugin-plugin in MPLUGIN-106 to throw an
exception if no mojos are detected (as opposed to simply printing a warning), this last-ditch
option is no longer available for users.
> We should provide a new parameter in the plugin-plugin called something like 'pluginXml'
which simply circumvents all mojo detection logic and instead uses the supplied file as the
plugin descriptor. This is sort of a nuclear option, but it allows advanced plugin developers
the flexibility to extend other plugins, or basically do whatever they need to do. Testing
is up to the developer when they take this option, of course, to ensure that the defined mojos
can actually be loaded and used.

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