I am looking at Maven as a build/dependency tool reading information in post/blogs. One of things that I still don't know is how to manage the project build number. I would appreciate if someone could explain me or show me some references/examples for best practices to managing it.
There's also a maven "build" goal that's used by a lot of the Jakarta projects. It bumps build numbers, supports both snapshot and release builds, and even ensures that everything's been checked into the source code repository. At its extreme, it will even build and deploy a project management site. Which is how most of the Jakarta sub-sites are constructed.
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