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From "Brett Porter" <>
Subject Re: OT - Maven woes
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2006 05:14:41 GMT
On 15/09/06, Kevin Jackson <> wrote:
> How the hell did anyone convince anyone else to use this crap?!

Well, since you asked so nicely... :)

> I'm truly at my wit's end regarding such a simple task, here is what I
> currently have in my pom.xml:

If you use ant tasks, you can only use them with other ant tasks. The
ant properties are not fed back into the Maven build by the antrun

So, you'll need to filter it into the file using your own <copy /> task.

> I know some of the maven devs lurk here (from time to time), if any of
> them could shed some light on this.

You'll likely get more help on users@maven.

> Do I have to write a <tstamp> plugin (mojo?) for this?

That's another option.

> This has to be the second most frustrating piece of software I've
> encountered - right after Oracle.

Well now, that comparison is just mean! :)

- Brett

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