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Using a Maven Repository on Kenai

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One of the missing things on Kenai is a Maven repository. I mean, an "official" Maven repository managed by Kenai staff. This doesn't mean you can't create your own repository on Kenai. Peter Mount explains (part one, part two) how you can just create a Maven repository as a Subversion site - in his latter post, Peter shows how to automatically perform a deploy by using Hudson, with some script trickery.

But, thanks to the wagon-svn maven plugin, it is possible to do that directly with Maven. The plugin implements a Maven extension making it able to deploy to any Subversion-based repository (actually, it has been developed for Java.Net, that has got such a repository).

So, I've just created a Tidalwave project on Kenai, that I'll use for hosting some common facilities for all my projects, then I added a Subversion repository named "tidalwave~maven-repo". To deploy to that repository, a pom needs the following elements:

<name>Java.net Repository for Maven</name>

<name>Tidalwave Maven Repository</name>



The declaration of the Java.Net repository is used to find the wagon-svn plugin, that takes care of target repositories whose URL starts with svn:.

The first time you do a mvn deploy, the computer will ask for the username and password of the target repository; after you set once, they will be remembered in the Subversion preferences, so this thing will also work with Hudson.

You can check out a very small Maven project using my new brand Maven repository from here: https://kenai.com/svn/thesefoolishthings~svn/trunk/src - TheseFoolishThings is a collection of tiny libraries (mostly made by a single file) for functions that so far I used to copy & paste in different projects, and that now I'm refactoring.

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