Notions of Dirty Tree, Resolved Tree and Resolved Graph are floating around the resolution process. Here is the clarification – what is what:
Maven introduced a very useful idea – “virtual” versions: SNAPSHOT, LATEST, RELEASE. While this is an interesting and powerful feature, I’ve found that people still don’t have a firm grasp of how virtual version work and of some of the problems with SNAPSHOT versions. Depending on how you use and/or understand it, this feature can [...]
Yesterday I had a chance to release Mercury through the newly configured Nexus at https://repository.apache.org Man – what a difference does a decent repository manager make!! All previous releases I had to struggle with different protocols, settings, signature generation. SCP suddenly stops working and deploy plugin starts asking for the password, signatures disappear. Simple thing, [...]
The problem of eliminating clear text passwords from all media has a long history of failure and success. In the first years of the HTTP protocol, designers, despite existence of asymmetric encryption, decided not to use anything. Later, having been burned by cleartext passwords, they added base64 encoding. Which, as one may guess, did not [...]
mercury-ant-tasks is an Ant wrapper for Mercury functionality, that provides a lot of Mercury functionality inside ant scripts.