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From "Benjamin Bentmann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (MNG-4885) Why incremental build is not supported natively by Maven?
Date Sun, 07 Nov 2010 22:35:03 GMT


Benjamin Bentmann updated MNG-4885:

    Issue Type: New Feature  (was: Bug)

> Why incremental build is not supported natively by Maven?
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-4885
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2 & 3
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Vincenzo Mancini
> I have a multi-module project with two sub-modules. I compile and package it without
mistakes. The build is complete. Then I make a change in one {{.java}} file in one of them.
And now I'm trying to package the whole project again. Maven re-runs tests in both two modules,
static code analysis in both modules, etc.
> Why so? It's a very ineffective way of building, as far as I understand. Maybe maven
can introduce a mechanism of "dependency discovery" between files. Like:
> {noformat}
> foo.jar depends on:
> bar.jar depends on:
> {noformat}
> When there is a change in {{}} only - maven SHOULD NOT do anything with {{bar.jar}}.
This is how Unix {{make}} utility is working... Thanks.

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