Type: New Feature
Resolution: Won't Fix
Affects Version/s: 2.0.9
Fix Version/s: None
For whatever reason, there will always be jars that don't exist in a maven repository.
There are numerous techniques for these - installing them in your local repo (either manually or with
some bootstrap.sh script or special profile activation). Checking in the jars into a local maven repository that is checked into svn
and then point to it from your settings.xml and/or top level pom (with aid of an env variable).
But all these methods lack a very important features. You can just do: "svn co http:/myproj.com/foo; cd foo; mvn"
If the jars change, you can't just do "svn up; mvn", you have to re-run whatever script/profile installed the repo.
It's all rather a PITA.
What I want, is some way to have a module of a project that contains some non-maven jars that when I
do a "mvn install" in that project, install those jars in my local repository for use by my other modules. If the
jars are not updated, then nothing is done.
With something like this, projects that have external dependencies could describe them to maven and
make them available for use, without manual steps and special scripts.