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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Fed up with build discussions: proposed deal
Date Wed, 26 May 2004 15:39:31 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> Ok, so I'm really getting fed up with these build discussions, and if we 
> don't give it a break they will continue to grow.
> Some people here are not satisfied with our build system, and advocate 
> Maven. I definately agree with the first part, and am, for technical but 
> also for historical reasons, very much adverse to the second one.
> Thus, from this point I am now taking on myself the task of 
> restructuring our Ant buildsystem to make it seamless and easy to use 
> and administer. In this process I will also make changes to Forrest and 
> use extra Ant tasks from Incubator Depot.
> For this I need a branch, as I don't want to break anything and in the 
> same time I want all to see what is happening with the progress. 
> Actually this is why I asked for switching to SVN in the first place.
> So, let's all cut a deal: we move to SVN, and then I will rework the 
> build on a branch. If someone else wants to, he can do the same with 
> Maven or whatever on another branch. After this is done, we can have a 
> vote and decide which buildsystem to adopt for Cocoon, and finally get 
> over with it.
> Deal?

No, first somebody has to explain to me what's the problem with the 
current build system.


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