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From "Reinhard Poetz" <reinh...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Ant/Maven/Centipede discussion
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:36:43 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Berin Loritsch [mailto:bloritsch@apache.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 2:31 PM
> To: dev@cocoon.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Ant/Maven/Centipede discussion
> 
> 
> Kevin O'Neill wrote:
> >>Again, I am not pressing for Maven, but these are the 
> features that we 
> >>get for free with it.  Since it looks like we are using 
> ANT, how do we 
> >>resolve these needs?
> > 
> > 
> > Umm I'm not sure that this is the case. There is nothing 
> I've seen or 
> > used with Maven that can't be done with ant 1.6 (import / subant / 
> > antlib etc). The bous is that you get to set the 
> dependencies between 
> > build targets not mavne (which as can be seen from the 
> latest set of 
> > issues with aspectj) can be very difficult to resolve.
> 
> 
> The thing is that Ant 1.6 as promissing as it sounds is not 
> released yet. If we keep the same build system, thats fine.  
> However, I would prefer we do this with something we can 
> expect to find *installed* on a developer's machine.  

Cocoon comes with its own Ant - there's no need for an installed Ant on
the developer's machine. So if we decide to use Ant 1.6 the user will
get it automatically.

Reinhard

> That 
> kind of excludes 1.6, but we can use 1.5.4...


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