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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: What's wrong with our build system?
Date Wed, 26 May 2004 13:52:27 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>  
> > I know the vote is canceled, but maybe we can talk about the problems 
> > before looking at a solution?
> 
> +1

Good idea. If we don't learn from the past then we will have
a shiny new build system with a different set of problems.

> > IMHO these are the problems of the current build system:
> > 
> > 1) Monolithic repository makes it impossible to include libraries having 
> > non-ASF compatible licenses.
> > 
> > That's the big thing for me, specially as it causes a big loss of energy 
> > discussing licenses for library X or Y instead of just hosting these 
> > cool components in non-ASF repositories.
> > 
> > I know Real Blocks will solve this, but does anyone see Real Blocks 
> > happening in the near future?
> > 
> > 2) Monolithic repository requires a big download before being able to do 
> > anything with Cocoon.
> > 
> > I might be wrong but I don't see any other issues with the current build 
> > system.

Also it seems to consume a lot of system resources during build time.

> > IMHO, being able to include parts of external repositories in the build 
> > (by getting them dynamically from their CVS or SVN repositories at build 
> > time) would bring most of what people are waiting for in Real Blocks.

Yes.

<snip good stuff about a new build with Ant and Depot/>




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