reverting seems safer. As settings always override stuff in poms, my guess
would be that having global defining stuff for central will blow stuff for
lots of people. Overriding central seems very natural. And user's settings
will survive updates of Maven it self.

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Am 13.10.2016 21:52 schrieb "Robert Scholte" <rfscho...@apache.org>:

> On Thu, 13 Oct 2016 02:53:54 +0200, Christian Schulte <c...@schulte.it>
> wrote:
> Am 10/12/16 um 23:17 schrieb Robert Scholte:
>>> It is a bit different: the *effective* settings are the global settings
>>> where parts can be overridden with the user settings. This means that all
>>> profiles will be there, during build the content of profiles will keep
>>> overriding each other. So is the order of profiles correct in the
>>> effective settings?
>> It's done by method 'shallowMergeById' in the following class.
>> <https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=maven.git;a=blob;
>> f=maven-settings-builder/src/main/java/org/apache/maven/
>> settings/merge/MavenSettingsMerger.java;h=8d9f67b1fcbee52000
>> cbed55a3c79a343c96ae26;hb=HEAD>
>> It will add profiles from the global settings to the end of the list of
>> profiles from the user settings making that list the effective list of
>> profiles. So a profile from the global settings will be last in the list
>> of effective settings when no profile with the same id exists in the
>> user settings. The profile in question uses a UUID for the id. So that
>> will always come after any profiles of the user settings. Same for the
>> effective list of active profiles.
>> This ends in the following class overriding any repository with id
>> 'central' from the user settings with the values from the global settings.
>> <https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=maven.git;a=blob;
>> f=maven-model-builder/src/main/java/org/apache/maven/
>> model/profile/DefaultProfileInjector.java;h=aed837bf2b89479b
>> 2f150add0c77f684687d621d;hb=HEAD>
>> Should I change the order of the effective settings so that things from
>> the global settings always come before the user settings? Will that blow
>> up somewhere else. We know nothing about how users have edited theire
>> global settings. Just leave the repositories in the 4.0.0 super pom and
>> revert the commits? I consider the order wrong, btw.
>> Regards,
> I'd say revert these changes. We see that this "hack" doesn't always work.
> Better look for a more solid solution with another release in the future.
> Robert
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