Currently, our build artifacts (snapshots and releases) get uploaded to our Nexus instance (a maven repository). Our Nexus repo is our definitive location for artifacts. When an application is deployed to an environment (DEV, UAT, QA, PROD), it is taken directly out of Nexus.
We've been looking at Bamboo "Deployment Plans", but the issue we are having is with using Bamboo shared artifacts.
Since a build already places the desired artifact into Nexus, we would much rather use Nexus as for sharing artifacts, rather than Bamboo. Is there any way to do this? It seems wrong for us to be putting an artifact into Nexus, but also keeping a copy of that artifact in Bamboo as a shared artifact to to go from one stage/plan to another. Ideally, we would just fetch it back from Nexus as required.
My concern is that there may end up being some discrepancy between our official sanctioned artifacts (those in Nexus) and whatever Bamboo is using as a shared artifact.
I saw this plugin a couple of weeks ago and it seem like it is doing what you want it to do...
In theory, the following could also work... I envision that you could save GAV coordinates in a text file to be read in by the inject properties plugin.... and use those values within https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/org.gaptap.bamboo.maven.maven-artifact-download-pluginin your deploy plan.
I've accepted your answer because I think those options are about the best I can hope for at this time. Unfortuantely, neither is really all that great (not your fault, of course).
The first option looks very promissing until you realize that it creates local throw-away maven repos for each plan. I find this to be a bit of a head scratcher, since it doesn't really offer any benefit over the current Bamboo artifact sharing. If you could configure Bamboo to use your actual repository (like Nexus), then my problem would be solved!
I did look briefly into the 2nd option, but it's more work than it should be, and likely fragile as well.
My hope is that Atlassian puts more work into the Maven Artifact Sharing Plugin.
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