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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [RANT] This Maven thing is killing us....
Date Mon, 03 Jul 2006 08:07:12 GMT
Andrew Stevens wrote:
> From what I've heard on the list so far, though, the Maven build is a 
> long way from working correctly.  Until it does, I'm not wasting my 
> time trying to look at Cocoon 2.2, I'm sticking with the 2.1.x branch.
> I can't recall seeing lots of bug reports in JIRA saying "the Ant 
> build mechanism sucks".  On the other hand, there's nearly 90 open 
> issues for the forms block.  Draw your own conclusions as to what 
> users think needs fixing and what works well enough...  Then go and do 
> whatever is best technically, since what do users know anyway? :-)  
> We'll catch up again and learn the new ways once it's done and 
> working.  But in the meantime don't be surprised at the lack of 
> feedback; you haven't yet convinced us it's worth the pain.
Well, I could buy into this except for one little thing. Like almost all 
the other committers, I'm a user too.  I wouldn't be interested in a 
Maven build if I didn't think it was going to simplify my life.


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