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From "Anis Moussa (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (ARCHETYPE-274) Conditionally include or exclude a file from archetype during generation
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:14:22 GMT


Anis Moussa commented on ARCHETYPE-274:

Is there an ETA for this fix ? we are definitely interested in the fix . 
if not , is there any recommended work around?
Thanks in advance 

> Conditionally include or exclude a file from archetype during generation
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ARCHETYPE-274
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Archetype
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Generator
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-alpha-4
>            Reporter: Dan Allen
> I would like to be able to control which files are placed into the generated project
based on the value of a property that is defined during archetype:generate. For instance,
I forsee the following prompt:
> Define value for groupId: : com.example
> Define value for artifactId: : myproject
> Define value for package:  com.example: :
> Define value for extraSupport: : y
> Based on the value of extraSupport, I want to include (or not include) a file in the
generated project. If the user does not want the extra support, I don't want to clutter up
the generated project with unnecessary files.
> It's all about customization of the project based on what the developer intends to use.
While I could create a whole other archetype, sometimes the changes are so slight that it
would be easier to include/exclude a file.
> Is there a way to control this behavior using the archetype-metadata.xml descriptor?

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