Posted by kohsuke
on September 18, 2005 at 5:57 PM PDT
I have a lot of projects on java.net, so I needed a way to simplify the project management. That's why I came up with maven java.net plugin.
I have a lot of projects on java.net , so I needed a way to simplify the project management. That's why I came up with maven java.net plugin .
The idea is simple. Maven provides an excellent framework for managing a large number of small projects. So I wrote a plugin to perform java.net specific tasks.
One of them is the javanet:site task, which takes the result of maven site and bring them to java.net like this . This is tedious to do manually, because java.net requiers all the web contents to be in CVS.
The other goal currently available is the javanet:dist task, which takes the result of maven dist and put them into the documents & files section of your project. Doing this manually requires a lot of mouse clicking, but this plugin fully automates this process.
This plugin is built on top of the java.net tasks library , which performs the underlying web scraping and provides a nice object model of the java.net.
The net result is that you can spend more time doing useful work. If you have ideas about useful goals, please drop me a note.