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  1. Maven
  2. MNG-2216

Add default encodings section to POM

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      Description

      Look at the attached example POM.

      Do you see many duplicate configuration properties ('UTF-8') in it? and the names of properties are very inconsistent.

      It would be great if:

      1) Add a global section which specifies default encodings:

      <defaultEncodings>
          <!-- Default: UTF-8 -->
          <inputEncoding>UTF-8</inputEncoding>
          <!-- Will be the same with inputEncoding if not specified. -->
          <outputEncoding>UTF-8</outputEncoding>
      </defaultEncodings>

      2) Make encoding properties in all plugins to be consistent and deprecate old properties. The default values could be:

      inputEncoding = ${pom.encoding.input}
      outputEncoding = ${pom.encoding.output}

      so users can override the default settings easily.

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          Carlos Sanchez added a comment -

          if this involves a change to the pom schema has to be postponed to 2.1

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          Carlos Sanchez added a comment - if this involves a change to the pom schema has to be postponed to 2.1
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          brianfox brianfox added a comment -

          Carlos is right, model changes need to be bumped to 2.1

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          brianfox brianfox added a comment - Carlos is right, model changes need to be bumped to 2.1
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          Benjamin Bentmann added a comment -
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          Benjamin Bentmann added a comment - There exists a related user proposal at http://docs.codehaus.org/display/MAVENUSER/POM+Element+for+Source+File+Encoding .

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              Reporter:
              Trustin Lee
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