Annoyances with the maven archetype plugin

Grumpy MavenFirst of all, I have to state that I’m quite fond of maven. I simply cannot imagine doing any Java enterprise software development without it and its ecosystem (Jenkins, Nexus, Sonar, etcetera.). Maven really is an invaluable tool. However, every once in a while I find that some of the basic plug-ins can prove to be a real source of headaches. E.g., I can’t recall the number of times that I cursed the release plug-in. But today the culprit turned out to be the archetype plug-in. Continue reading “Annoyances with the maven archetype plugin”