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From Jing Xue <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon news ?
Date Thu, 03 May 2007 14:54:36 GMT

Quoting Xavier Hanin <>:

> People seemed interested, and there is a question occuring pretty
> frequently in ApacheCon: could we get closer to maven, and either
> reuse stuff from their code base, or the other way around, use Ivy as
> the dependency management engine for Maven.
> This is something interesting IMO, but another hand I don't think we
> are big enough for the moment to get enough energy to go int his
> direction. I'd prefer to first concentrate on building a rock solid
> 2.0 version with even better ant integration, and then once we get
> graduated and released, see if we can concentrate energy on this
> focus... unless someone want to contribute stuff in this direction.


I for one would vote for the Ant+Ivy bundling - maybe not the default  
distribution but some "deluxe edition" or something :-).  I'm not sure  
how much value Ivy can contribute to Maven, on the other hand.  
Dependency/repository management isn't the weakness of Maven.

Jing Xue

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