Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Packaging Java libraries using Maven build system

After the BIG fight for updating Maven in Fedora (yay we got version 2.0.8 in Rawhide, finally) a really nice idea came to me: enhance RPMStubby to work for Maven pom.xml files in addition to Eclipse feature.xml files.
It happen to be really easy. Try it out from Linux Tools nightly update site and don't forget to report bugs.

Quick HOW-TO:
  • Right click on your pom.xml file.
  • Select Stubby/Stubbify a RPM spec file.
  • Enjoy.
Note: Upstream developers using Maven build system please fill all the metadata supposed to be in the pom.xml file. You will help us by not having to open bug reports like this.