Tag Archives: Mercury

Maven Virtual Versions: Let's Fix this Mess!


March 12, 2009 By
oleg

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 […]

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Mercury – externalized dependencies


October 21, 2008 By
oleg

Inspiration ———– In Mercury we made an attempt to bring some contemporary ideas into Maven, make Maven not a monolithic build system, but rather a lego-like construction set that allows users to create systems they need. One set of building blocks in particular – implementation of the idea that dependencies is a universal commodity, that […]

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