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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject [PROPOSAL] Download of jars with Maven ant tasks
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:12:44 GMT

Some time ago, it was noted that the usage of a jar download and 
handling mechanism would greatly help Cocoon, because it makes it easy 
to share jars and to download only the ones needed.

Ivy was proposed as a possible solution, but I suggested instead to use 
the Maven code, for the sake of not duplicating efforts; unfortunately 
at that time it was not ready and the proposal stalled.

Finally, Maven has released tasks that enable Ant builds to use the 
artifact handling [1].

Isn't it time that we actually do it? :-)


PS:  Please no discussions about Ant sucks, Maven sucks, mine is bigger 
than your's.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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