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From Nicolas Lalevée <>
Subject Re: Bundle build scripts
Date Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:32:38 GMT

Le 22 févr. 2011 à 08:32, Alex Kiesel a écrit :

> Hi,
> after having fiddled around with maven for too long, I have tried
> ivy+ant and things look promising, so far. I like some of the concepts
> of maven, though, like convention over configuration for example, or
> the idea of being able to publish a pom.xml as an artifact.
> After having built quite some targets to be able to properly build and
> package my software, I would like to benefit from that infrastructure
> in other projects (actually, even projects that somehow interact /
> depend / connect to). I don't want to introduce implicit dependencies
> onto different svn trees or onto different directories in the same
> source checkout (because they ought to be independent from each
> other). This is where the maven pom packaging comes into play and for
> what I have not yet found a nice ivy alternative (I see that this also
> is not primary focus for ivy).
> Did anyone ever package his / her build scripts in a separate artifact
> and distribute them this way? Theoretically, this would easily be
> possible - an issue is, however, how to load these dependencies before
> the actual build system has been fetched.

A project is born from this idea : Easyant [1]
It is now incubating at Apache [2] (no website yet, coming soon).
The project is at an early stage, still in development and refactoring are still going on,
so it's not ready yet for end users.



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