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From Jon Scott Stevens <...@latchkey.com>
Subject Re: unmavenising Commons projects
Date Sun, 23 Jun 2002 22:57:44 GMT
on 6/23/02 3:25 PM, "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org> wrote:

> The usability difference between Makefiles and build.xml files is so
> obvious that no marketing was required.  The functionality difference
> between do-it-yourself build.xml files and Maven is clear, but requires
> you to buy in to a set of conventions that you didn't have any voice in
> developing, and don't necessarily address everyone's needs.

Ant didn't solve everyone's needs at first either.

So, join the community Craig. It is open source.

> I share Costin's annoyance with Mavenites who think anyone who doesn't
> use it is stupid, and don't plan to convert any of the commons packages
> I'm involved in until after a 1.0 release, and until after agreement from
> the other committers on those packages.

People were using Ant before it was released as 1.0. Including your company.
=)

> This whole process might get accelerated a lot if the Maven propoents
> would ask around the other Jakarta projects for what *they* want a build
> system to do, outside the community that is already familiar with it or
> working on it.

So, join the community Craig. It is open source.

-jon


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