The google gdata apis do not come with maven POM-files. Someone went through the trouble to “mavenize” the source but it is limited to linux as build plattform and currently out of date (compile errors). So I installed the JARs from the binary distribution of the APIs into my local repository – which are of course missing the dependencies between the individual JAR files. Here are two batch files which I used to install the JARs quite painlessly:
@SET mvn=d:\java\maven\bin\mvn @%mvn% install:install-file -DgroupId=com.google.gdata -DartifactId=%1 -Dversion=%2 -Dfile=%3 -Dpackaging=jar -DgeneratePom=true
call install.bat gdata-analytics 2.0 gdata-analytics-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-appsforyourdomain 1.0 gdata-appsforyourdomain-1.0.jar call install.bat gdata-base 1.0 gdata-base-1.0.jar call install.bat gdata-blogger 2.0 gdata-blogger-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-books 1.0 gdata-books-1.0.jar call install.bat gdata-calendar 1.0 gdata-calendar-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-client 1.0 gdata-client-1.0.jar call install.bat gdata-codesearch 2.0 gdata-codesearch-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-contacts 3.0 gdata-contacts-3.0.jar call install.bat gdata-core 1.0 gdata-core-1.0.jar call install.bat gdata-docs 2.0 gdata-docs-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-finance 2.0 gdata-finance-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-health 2.0 gdata-health-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-maps 2.0 gdata-maps-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-media 1.0 gdata-media-1.0.jar call install.bat gdata-photos 2.0 gdata-photos-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-spreadsheet 3.0 gdata-spreadsheet-3.0.jar call install.bat gdata-webmastertools 2.0 gdata-webmastertools-2.0.jar call install.bat gdata-youtube 2.0 gdata-youtube-2.0.jar
You surely could get fancy and automate the splitting between artifact-name and version number, but hey, I needed those JARs installed quickly and that’s what it does.