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Welcome to ODL Root Parent
ODL Root Parent provides common settings for all the projects participating in simultaneous release. ODL Root Parent Project contains a POM that includes common external dependencies, distribution management, plugin management, repository information etc that is common to all the projects. This pom has only defaults which other projects will inherit if the defaults are not specified.
ODL root parent sits on top of all the projects participating in simultaneous release.
Having this top level parent helps us isolate all the common external dependencies, default version, dependency management, plugin management etc without having to duplicate them for each project.
Each project now has it's root parent inheriting all the defaults from ODL root parent.
Project level external dependencies and the ODL version can be overridden if necessary.
With the ODL root parent project, we can have uniform tagging across all the projects