Yeah, lots of good ideas there. I will keep these "feature requests" so we could get that into the plugin. I appreciate any help I could get. I haven't built any maven plugin myself before, but it seems fairly easy to do actually.
I also need to keep in mind that at the end of all of this I want to create a WAR that contains only the web resources that it needs. (index.html, ext.js, app-all.js, minimum required framework css/images). Not sure if that would be in the scope of the plugin or not but it sure adds to the complexity of all of it.
Yeah, my first thought about this plugin would be that it also created the war file with just the needed files. Right now I have achieved this with the war plugin yes, but it would be awesome if all of it would be 1-click-go if you know what I mean. So yeah. We should create a google group or something regarding this plugin, so we had a "collective forum" to discuss all of this matters.