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  1. Maven EAR Plugin
  2. MEAR-171

Full customization of FileNameMapping is needed



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.8
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0.0
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      What is the logic with the seemingly non-standard conversion groupId by replacing '.' with '-' in the "full" mode ? Surely this mode should have been called "full-with-groupId-rewrite".

      The purpose of this decision should have been documented in the code, someone needs to do so or make this format obsolete.

      Alternately the field should look at the maven-war-plugin and the ability to support mapping like:


      Also the ${project.finalName} and ${project.name} would be useful (taken out of the dependency's own POM, not the EAR project).

      If this unusual replacement of groupId is required, then maybe @{groupIdReplaceDots}@ can be provided.

      The problem is that the names used are IMPORTANT to know and automate because it maybe necessary to place them on the Class-Path in MANIFEST.MF files.

      This non-standard choice needs to be explained because it really is non-intuitive and there are no other mechanisms across the maven plugins to manage and rewrite Class-Path values in accordance with this convention. There is on the other hand clear ways to configure a project and decide on the output file names on a project by project basis. This is what should be the default, what the project itself decided it wanted to be called like ${project.finalName}.

      The Maven documentation should include complete example of this "full" behaviour along with explanation of why it is useful to the user.


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                khmarbaise Karl Heinz Marbaise
                dlmiles Darryl L. Miles
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