Hi all, I had always the same issues with my components in the past:
A huge number of jars are hard to handle and kept updated in the component xml configuration It is a pain to check if all message properties are existing release date and version often not correct In case of multiple components within the same project it was not easy to spread the right jars over the components or delete the outdated jars from them You cannot see in the studio which component release you use currently and this makes support a bit more tricky.
Now I have found time to tackle this problems. Mostly I use Maven for the more complex components (like my Google components). I have just published a maven plugin to do this job for me. The plugin is not yet in Maven Central available but you can easily install it to your local repository. Checkout here the plugin (download link and description inside the home page): https://github.com/jlolling/talendcomp_maven_plugins Have a lot of fun! In case you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org