I want to like Maven

I’ve been taking a long look at Maven 2, and while it seems like it’s a really great tool it also seems like there’s a lot missing. My first gripe with Maven is that there is no downloadable documentation that can be read offline (at least that I could find anyway). This is a real pain in the ass when you’re trying to read up on Maven and you don’t have a live internet connection. Second, the JARs in the repository seem a bit out of date. Furthermore, it also seems that Maven 2 isn’t getting as much attention as Maven 1.x. as many of the Maven plugins have yet to ported to Maven 2. Maven 2 BTW, is a rewrite of Maven 1. This is too bad, because on the surface, Maven 2 looks like a huge improvement over Maven 1.x. I’m really interested in working with Maven 2 but I can’t for the life of me figure out how I can use either the AspectJ AJC compiler or the JBoss AOPC compiler with Maven. Even under Maven 1, this process seems a bit convoluted. Any suggestions?

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6 thoughts on “I want to like Maven

  1. Hi (this may be a double post, but I can’t seem to se my first post as a comment)

    I just thought you might be interested in hearing that a maven2 aspectJ plugin is currently in progress in the sandbox at the mojo project on codehaus.
    http://mojo.codehaus.org
    At the time beeing you will need to get the source from the SVN repos, and manually build it your self (remember to get the mojo sandbox parent pom also).
    Then i would recomend generating the site infor for the plugin to see some examples of use.
    Of course, if you need any help using the plugin, og have improvement suggestions just drop me a mail and I be glad to help

    /Kaare

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  2. Hi (this may be a double post, but I can’t seem to se my first post as a comment)

    I just thought you might be interested in hearing that a maven2 aspectJ plugin is currently in progress in the sandbox at the mojo project on codehaus.
    http://mojo.codehaus.org
    At the time beeing you will need to get the source from the SVN repos, and manually build it your self (remember to get the mojo sandbox parent pom also).
    Then i would recomend generating the site infor for the plugin to see some examples of use.
    Of course, if you need any help using the plugin, og have improvement suggestions just drop me a mail and I be glad to help

    /Kaare

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  3. Hi.
    I thought you would like to hear that a nearly feature complete aspectJ plugin for maven2 are to be found in the sandbox at the mojo project at codehaus.
    http://mojo.codehaus.org
    and if you need some help to get it going, feel free to send me a mail with your questions.
    To get it working you need to get it from the SVn repos and do a mvn install on it.
    also i good tip would be to do a mvn site:site to get the plugin documentation generated for you.

    /Kaare

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  4. Hi.
    I thought you would like to hear that a nearly feature complete aspectJ plugin for maven2 are to be found in the sandbox at the mojo project at codehaus.
    http://mojo.codehaus.org
    and if you need some help to get it going, feel free to send me a mail with your questions.
    To get it working you need to get it from the SVn repos and do a mvn install on it.
    also i good tip would be to do a mvn site:site to get the plugin documentation generated for you.

    /Kaare

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