Not setting version of plugin :
* create un-reproductible build (over time and developer configuration).
* using le last release is not always a good idea (eg : the last 2
version of maven-eclipse-plugin introduce regression).


On 2009-10-24, Indrajit Raychaudhuri <> wrote:
> Plugin and extension versions are optional in Maven pom. Not providing
> the version has a small advantage - it defaults to RELEASE and pulls up
> the latest release automatically.
> While it's possible that a plugin version would have backward incomplete
> changes, in Lift we hardly do anything complicated to be affected
> drastically. We could always 'pin' a version for the odd plugins that
> were affected. Thus, I wanted to give that a go. This works well from
> the CLI (typically what I use for build).
> The intent for tweaking the poms were primarily to:
> - reduce the size of pom by discarding the optional/default settings
> - remove redundant settings in multiple pom
> - add some inline docu to stop one running away from a pom.xml
> - contribute a little in making maven not 'download the internet'
> Too bad the IDEs are not co-operating! Thanks Kris/David for raising
> this. I am going to add versions for all the plugins and extensions
> tonight. Unstable pom.xml is the last thing we want (even if that means
> redundant/optional settings make their way into the poms).
> Cheers, Indrajit
> On 24/10/09 7:22 AM, Kris Nuttycombe wrote:
>> I ran into that -it's a missing version number in the root pom. Fixed
>> in my kjn-loc-wip branch if you just want to grab it from there.
>> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 3:41 PM, David Pollak
>> <>  wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> Any idea why NetBeans doesn't like the new Lift pom structure?
>>> Thanks,
>>> David
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>> >
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