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From "Mark R. Diggory" <mdigg...@latte.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: [jelly] Stable release?
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2002 22:19:38 GMT
It doesn't appear that the beanutils is gotten by maven, its gotten in 
the ant build.xml script in the jelly directory.


[root@osprey jelly]# ant
Buildfile: build.xml

init:

get-deps:
       [get] Getting: http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/ant/jars/ant-1.5.jar
       [get] Getting: 
http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/ant/jars/ant-optional-1.5.jar
       [get] Getting: 
http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/commons-beanutils/jars/commons-beanutils-1.4-dev.jar
       [get] Getting: 
http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/commons-collections/jars/commons-collections-2.1.jar

...

http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/xmlunit/jars/xmlunit-0.8.jar
       [get] Getting: 
http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/junit/jars/junit-3.8.1.jar
       [get] Getting: http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/ant/jars/ant-1.5.jar
       [get] Not modified - so not downloaded
       [get] Getting: 
http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/ant/jars/ant-optional-1.5.jar
       [get] Not modified - so not downloaded

compile:
     [javac] Compiling 341 source files to 
/root/CVS_ROOT/jakarta-commons-sandbox/jelly/target/classes
     [javac] 
/root/CVS_ROOT/jakarta-commons-sandbox/jelly/src/java/org/apache/commons/jelly/tags/core/NewTag.java:67:

cannot resolve symbol
     [javac] symbol  : class ConstructorUtils
     [javac] location: package beanutils
     [javac] import org.apache.commons.beanutils.ConstructorUtils;
     [javac]                                     ^
     [javac] 
/root/CVS_ROOT/jakarta-commons-sandbox/jelly/src/java/org/apache/commons/jelly/tags/core/NewTag.java:127:

cannot resolve symbol
     [javac] symbol  : variable ConstructorUtils
     [javac] location: class org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.NewTag
     [javac]             object = 
ConstructorUtils.invokeConstructor(theClass,values,types);
     [javac]                      ^
     [javac] 2 errors

BUILD FAILED
file:/root/CVS_ROOT/jakarta-commons-sandbox/jelly/build.xml:34: Compile 
failed; see the compiler error output for details.

Total time: 52 seconds
[root@osprey jelly]#


James Strachan wrote:
> From: "Mark R. Diggory" <mdiggory@latte.harvard.edu>
> 
>>James Strachan wrote:
>>
>>>From: "Mark R. Diggory" <mdiggory@latte.harvard.edu>
>>>
>>>>Hello,
>>>>
>>>>I'm curious what is currently the most stable release of Jelly? I
>>>>checked out the cvs tree and tries to build it, but it seems to break on
>>>>certain dependencies.
>>>
>>>
>>>It shouldn't do. Are you using Maven to build it? What problems did you
>>>find - it should all just work.
>>>
>>
>>
>>     [javac]
>>
> 
> /root/CVS_ROOT/jakarta-commons-sandbox/jelly/src/java/org/apache/commons/jel
> ly/tags/core/NewTag.java:67:
> 
>>cannot resolve symbol
>>     [javac] symbol  : class ConstructorUtils
>>     [javac] location: package beanutils
>>     [javac] import org.apache.commons.beanutils.ConstructorUtils;
>>     [javac]                                     ^
>>     [javac]
>>
> 
> /root/CVS_ROOT/jakarta-commons-sandbox/jelly/src/java/org/apache/commons/jel
> ly/tags/core/NewTag.java:127:
> 
>>cannot resolve symbol
>>     [javac] symbol  : variable ConstructorUtils
>>     [javac] location: class org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.NewTag
>>     [javac]             object =
>>ConstructorUtils.invokeConstructor(theClass,values,types);
>>     [javac]                      ^
>>     [javac] 2 errors
>>
>>BUILD FAILED
>>file:/root/CVS_ROOT/jakarta-commons-sandbox/jelly/build.xml:34: Compile
>>failed; see the compiler error output for details.
> 
> 
> This looks like you've got an old version of commons-beanutils. Wierd, Maven
> should have automatically reloaded this for you
> 
> If you delete the jars in $MAVEN_HOME/repository/commmons-beanutils/jars
> 
> and do another build it should work fine I think
> 
> BTW which Maven version is this?
> 
> 
>>>>I'd like to begin experimenting with Jelly as a
>>>>Mathematical Simulation tool, not neccessarily as a developer, so I'd
>>>>like a pretty stable release thats going to not be too buggy.
>>>
>>>
>>>Its pretty stable - its been used in various projects such as Maven for
>>>quite some time. Though we do really need to get a release out soon so
>>
> folks
> 
>>>can depend on a formal release. Until now you could depend on a snapshot
>>>build from here...
>>>
>>>http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/commons-jelly/jars/
>>>
>>
>>
>>This is helpfull, but there are a great number of versions (nightly
>>builds?, beta N's, dev branchs) which is the best to use?
> 
> 
> The latest :-)
> 
> 
> 
>>For my experience working with other jakarta commons projects, its often
>>hard to judge what the best release (formal or informal) to use is.
> 
> 
> Totally agree and understand.
> 
> 
>>I definitly agree with the release thread going on now. For Jelly to be
>>of use to the common user, there needs to be stable release points they
>>can reley on. If their own work is based on the bleeding edge of the
>>development branch it will create much suffering for them. This is
>>because the HEAD branch cycles between states of stablity/unstability as
>>development progresses. Depending on when they checkout the cvs, they
>>could be grabbing from anywhere in cycle.
> 
> 
> Agreed.
> 
> 
> 
>>Another question, do you have a current timeline for releasing 1.0?
> 
> 
> Not right now no. If its any help, I don't expect much in the way of code
> changes between now and 1.0 and certainly the API should remain pretty
> consistent -  I think its mostly gonna be documentation & packaging issues.
> 
> James
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