I’ve been spending some time with maven so that files which matched a certain criteria were automatically moved in the project – OpenNTF SocialSDK. The files only should be moved when the files don’t have -SNAPSHOT at the end of the version.
I started modifying some code that used maven-antrun-plugin, which bridges the maven-ant worlds. I tried mixing complex conditional depends on and unless statements from Ant targets and Ant Tasks. Where the target “depends” on another target, you should be able to conditionally execute a target. I wrote the code, however it never ran cleanly, always throwing an error.
I split the ant tasks and targets into a separate file, and the code now runs cleanly. From the best practices I’ve read it’s better to pick one, and only use one Maven file or Ant file, I however couldn’t get it to read depends on targets.
I hope you find this ant-maven hack as helpful as I did.
The solution is found in the commit – added support for automatically moving the cdnjs files when a release.