An example of a property is:
You can run that architype with
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://tuscany.apache.org
and choose archetype 3 and then it lets you set the values for the properties, one being includeTuscanyRuntime as defined above, but it just prompts as:
Define value for property 'includeTuscanyRuntime': Y:
Which isn't that descriptive and gives no help about what includeTuscanyRuntime means. The suggestion is to extend the requiredProperty definition to include a description saying what the property does, perhaps like this:
<description>Should the Tuscany runtime dependencies be included in the generated pom.xml?</description>
and then have that description displayed when prompting for the property value. Or else perhaps don't show the description by default but support entering a question mark ? at the prompt which then causes the description to be shown.
Thanks for looking anyway, fixing this JIRA and also http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/ARCHETYPE-308 would then have achetypes working in a much much more user friendly way.