To that end, I'll attach a patch which reworks the Instamo pom to reference the Examples parent pom, take advantage of the dependencyManagement and the already configured plugins.
In my mind Instamo has a few goals.
- Provide a way for users to quickly get up an running writing an Accumulo program.
- Provide an example pom that a user could reference when starting an Accumulo project.
I think making instamo have the example pom conflicts with goal 2, unless we would expect end users to do this for their own projects. Also I think making the example be its parent makes the instamo pom harder to understand. I think the instamo pom would be much easier for a new user to understand if it were self contained.
Do you think I should move it to contrib? I just wanted to park it somewhere in svn so that after 1.5 is release I could reference it from the Accumulo web page. At first I was thinking of putting it in contrib. Eventually i decided not to, I thought it would also be nice if it were included with the distribution in addition to being linked from the web page.