Hi Guillaume, On Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:07:50 +0200 Guillaume Nodet <gno...@apache.org> wrote: [...] > So I'd like to propose to get rid of the feature-generate-descriptor > from inside the feature packaging and replace it with the verify goal > to validate the hand-written features instead.
I've started migrating OpenDaylight to generated features (if you're really keen, https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/39539 is the first patch in the migration), for a variety of reasons: * the dependencies are only specified once (in the POM) * bundles are wrapped automatically * dependencies aren't forgotten (this is caught by automated tests, but if the plugin can handle it for us that's even better) The main reason is the first one; we've hit all sorts of pain points dealing with duplicate dependency definitions, and I'd really like to avoid them. I've been working on improving feature-generate-descriptor to support our use-cases, and I am still planning on improving it (e.g. to handle aggregate feature repositories). We still need hand-written feature.xml snippets in some cases, and I'm not sure we'll ever be able to handle them... But overall I've found the generator useful. Regards, Stephen
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