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From Dion Gillard <>
Subject Re: [docs][proposal] Add a "building components" page
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2005 00:09:39 GMT
On 7/7/05, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
> Getting set up in Jakarta commons and performing build-related tasks
> is still a bit hard to learn.  Thanks to some much-needed attention,
> the release process is now pretty well documented (thanks, Simon!);
> but the overall maven (or ant) build setup is still sort of a
> "comparative shopping" exercise.  While "find the last project Robert
> worked on and copy the setup" is a fairly effective strategy, we could
> probably do with some docs...;-)

On the Maven side, we could do with some plugins that codified the process.

I've been gradually working my way through a release process, and
would like to try and automate some of the grunt work there.

> So, I propose that we add a (some) page(s) linked at the top level
> above "releasing components" describing how we configure ant and/or
> maven to build jakarta commons components and web sites. I will
> volunteer to write a draft covering maven if others think this is a
> good idea.

"You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your
reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live." - George
Bernard Shaw

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