Maven Plugin???

I noticed on Maven's site it said there was a Maven plugin for IDEA. Anyone know where it is/used it?

On another topic has anyone built a WebLogic based project using Maven? I am having trouvle with the dependencies and custom jars.

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I think the only thin that exists at this stage is an IDEA plugin for maven (rather than a maven pugin for IDEA).

The IDEA plugin for maven is limited to producing IDEA project files based on the maven project file. Last time I tried it, it didn't seem to do everything that it should have (while they appeared to be correct, some of the paths needed to be reset manually). That said, for a project with a bunch of dependencies the plugin saved considerable effort configuring the classpath to use the maven jar repository. It would be great if the plugin could update an existing project file to reflect changes to dependencies (I haven't checked to see if it does).

Your other question is best directed to the mailing list turbine-maven-user at jakarta.apache.org.

Now what I want to see is a maven plugin for IDEA that supports maven in the same way that ant is supported.

Cheers,

Scott

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Doesn't Maven normally generate version numbered jars like this -
fred1.1.1.jar.

We had problems with WebLogic which we finally tied down to the jar name.
WebLogic didn't recognise jars with more any dots in the name. We had to
rename any of these to make WebLogic recognise them e.g. to fred1-1-1.jar.
I don't know if this is still an issue with WebLogic.

Rick

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I noticed on Maven's site it said there was a Maven plugin for IDEA.

Anyone know where it is/used it?
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On another topic has anyone built a WebLogic based project using Maven? I

am having trouvle with the dependencies and custom jars.


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the problem with weblogic has been fixed for a while. I used maven on my last project with weblogic and there was no problem with wl 6.1 and wl 7.

I know maven is a little difficult to start with, poor documentation that requieres you to take some times reading the plugins scripts but it really worth the time you spend to do that (don't forget it's still beta, so you can expect better doc for 1.0)! I would love to see it integrated in idea as ant (meaning that project.xml and especialy maven.xml can have completion). I think this would really be easy as maven.xml files are mostly written using ant syntax.

Once again, I think that if you ever had tens on those ant files to manage, thinking this is hell, try maven, this fix all this and give you much more... and if you couple it with continious integration, this is heaven !

Nicolas FRANK

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