Maven Help Plugin
  1. Maven Help Plugin
  2. MPH-26

New goal help:help to provide help on how to use helper plugins in maven

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      It is almost impossible to remember the usage of the helper utility plugins in maven. Every single time I have problems with transient dependencies I end up searching google for "maven help plugin" and "maven dependency plugin". That is not good enough.

      The help plugin should have a goal called help, describing the usage of the plugin. This would make help (or, rather, a bootstrap on how to use the help system) available under the obvious command "mvn help:help". This goal could also hint about the existence of the dependency plugin, since many of the difficult problems when using maven are related to complex transitive dependencies.

      The command "mvn -help" should also describe the use of the maven-help-plugin, but I will create a separate issue in the maven core module for that.

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          Eirik Maus created issue -
          Siveton Vincent made changes -
          Field Original Value New Value
          Link This issue relates to MNG-3258 [ MNG-3258 ]
          Barend Put made changes -
          Link This issue supercedes MPH-15 [ MPH-15 ]
          Siveton Vincent made changes -
          Fix Version/s 2.1 [ 12300 ]
          Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]
          Resolution Won't Fix [ 2 ]
          Michael Osipov made changes -
          Fix Version/s 2.1 [ 12300 ]
          Mark Thomas made changes -
          Project Import Sun Apr 05 10:22:20 UTC 2015 [ 1428229340951 ]
          Mark Thomas made changes -
          Workflow jira [ 12721441 ] Default workflow, editable Closed status [ 12762918 ]
          Mark Thomas made changes -
          Project Import Sun Apr 05 23:56:10 UTC 2015 [ 1428278170928 ]
          Mark Thomas made changes -
          Workflow jira [ 12958984 ] Default workflow, editable Closed status [ 12995839 ]

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              Reporter:
              Eirik Maus
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