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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [Configuration] Building
Date Wed, 01 Apr 2009 04:38:34 GMT
On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:27 PM, Ralph Goers
<ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> I've been reviewing the site documentation and wanted to update the
> documentation to talk about running the Webdav test. But the building page
> says that Maven 1.x is the preferred build tool and that ant can also be
> used. Yet I've done all my builds with Maven 2 and the webdav test was only
> set up for that.
>
> Do we really need to support Ant, Maven 1.x and Maven 2?

In my opinion, no.  If our (Apache Commons) preferred method of
building is m2, then we stick with m2.  I do understand that some
folks don't like maven, but nothing is stopping them from generating
the build files themselves for the build system of their choosing
(maven can generate ant build files).  Also, most modern IDEs can
"understand" m2 pom.xml files just fine, so the argument that "I'm not
using maven" gets a bit weaker.

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