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Should Maven Central be a software distribution site or an index?

I was reading an email thread on the Maven Developers mailing list about standardizing maven repositories, and re-factoring Maven Central. The discussion got me thinking – and me believes Maven Central Repository should not be a repository of artifacts at all, but more a look-up service / directory with some basic information (think UDDI). Let … Continue reading

Infix SF.net Maven Repository (Plugin)

So I have a couple of projects over at Sourceforge.net; no, not a top 10 project, but a couple of small Java utilities. Choosing Convention over Configuration, all these projects are built with Apache Maven. Now, Maven projects use Maven repositories for getting their repositories as well as deploying their artifacts. This can be a … Continue reading

SSH/SFTP unit testing using JUnit

Working on the sfnet-mvnrepo-plugin in Infix there was a need to unit test piece of code which connected to a SFTP site and parsed the directory tree. The easy option of course was to use a specific server with SSH/SFTP enabled, but didn’t want the tests to depend on external environment or resources. So the … Continue reading

Infix is born!

Last week we registered a new project over at SourceForge – MindTree Infix. The project will be a collection of maven plug-ins and skins. So far, we have only set up the ‘infrastructure’, a basic skin and a few pages on the website – http://mvn-infix.sourceforge.net/. Infix does not have to start from the scratch – … Continue reading

Mailing List spam on Sourceforge

The good folks over at sourceforge do an excellent job providing a home for open source software. They have some excellent services as well. However, of late I have been having a lot of problems with spam in the mailing lists. The user mailing list for the project that I administer there has been set … Continue reading

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