Tip of the Week: Set up global settings for Maven

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This week, we’re highlighting a tip from Jim Bethancourt of Triple Point Technologies about configuring Maven in your Bamboo remote agents. If you use multiple agents on the same machine, this neat trick will ensure the agents have a consistent configuration each time out.

Do you have multiple agents on a single machine and use a custom settings.xml in your Maven builds? Make things easier on yourself!

– Jim Bethancourt

Pre-populate your settings.xml files

When Maven starts, it looks for a generic set of settings in either %HOME%.m2 (Windows) or $HOME/.m2 (Linux). To make sure multiple agents and build plans start with the same Maven settings, make sure you have configured this file appropriately for your test environment. More info about the shape and features of this file can be found here: Maven Settings.

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