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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: source files packaging
Date Fri, 28 Aug 2009 14:04:09 GMT
Marshall Schor wrote:
> Our main approach to packaging source files is to use Maven's assembly
> plugin.
> 
> The Lucas project includes in its build section of its POM the
> maven-source-plugin execution. 
> 
> This results in generating 2 additional Jars - for the sources and the
> test-sources, and "attaching" them to the generated artifact. 
> 
> We could do this for all of our Jars, and I'm thinking this would be a
> good idea.  One reason would be it would align us slightly better with
> the "maven way" of doing things. When users download jars from maven
> they would find the sources rather than get maven warning messages that
> no sources were found, and the m2eclipse plugin would easily be able to
> get the sources.
> 
> If we did this, I think we would still ship the sources distribution,
> but building it might be easier.
> 
> Should we adopt this approach?
> 
> -Marshall

+1

We must still ship a source distribution as it is considered
the primary distribution by Apache.  Everything else is
convenience.

--Thilo


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