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From David Weintraub <>
Subject Re: Use ANT to stop / start a java service wrapper (JBoss)
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:56:06 GMT
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Scot P. Floess<> wrote:
> Of course I am also using Ivy - so it is downloading Jars for me :)

I really need to look at Ivy and see if I can get it working.

I understand the ideas of Maven: You merely describe your project. You
don't have to worry about how to do the build.

However, I've found the reality to be quite different. We spend more
time tweeking pom.xml files to get them to build the artifacts than it
would take me to write out the damn build.xml file in the first place.
Even worse, our developers "don't have time" to learn Maven, so I, the
build engineer am still doing the grunt work.

If I can get Ivy to manage the jar dependencies, that would eliminate
about 90% of the reason for Maven's existence.

David Weintraub

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