How to use Apache maven buildnumber plugin
Purpose – To use the Apace maven buildnumber plugin to update the artifact with the appropriate format build number
Here we are going to see the usage of Build Number Maven Plugin. This plugin could be used to generated unique build numbers for the artifacts generated using maven. I have generated a sample project using maven with groupId, artificatId, version and packaging information.
Step1: Generate the sample quickstart project.
|Generate maven project|
mvn archetype:generate Here are the sample project coordinates that i used groupId - com.maven.apache artifactId - buildnumbertest version - 1.0 packaging - jar
The default maven project would contain the below pom.xml file
Step2: Install the project to local repository with below command
|Install maven project to local repository|
mvn install This will generate the artifact with groupId and version number as below buildnumtest-1.0
Step3: Edit pom.xml to generate unique buildnumbers for this maven project appending date and time
Step4: Run mvn install now to generate the artifact with below format name
|Run maven install with build number plugin|
This plugin would be very useful when to differentiate between multiple
builds for a particular version of the project.
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