Maven 2 is driving me crazy during the experimentation / quick and dirty mock-up phase of development.
I have a
pom.xml file that defines the dependencies for the web-app framework I want to use, and I can quickly generate starter projects from that file. However, sometimes I want to link to a 3rd party library that doesn't already have a
pom.xml file defined, so rather than create the
pom.xml file for the 3rd party lib by hand and install it, and add the dependency to my
pom.xml, I would just like to tell Maven: "In addition to my defined dependencies, include any jars that are in
It seems like this ought to be simple, but if it is, I am missing something.
Any pointers on how to do this are greatly appreciated. Short of that, if there is a simple way to point maven to a
/lib directory and easily create a
pom.xml with all the enclosed jars mapped to a single dependency which I could then name / install and link to in one fell swoop would also suffice.