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From Gary Gregory <GGreg...@seagullsoftware.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Release Codec 1.4 based on RC2
Date Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:39:22 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emmanuel Bourg [mailto:ebourg@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:29 AM
> To: Commons Developers List
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Release Codec 1.4 based on RC2
> 
> Jörg Schaible a écrit :
> 
> > Maybe we should start asking the other way round: Why do *we* want to
> > maintain an additional Ant build file? We build our artifacts with
> Maven,
> > vote on them and distribute exactly those in the end. I'd never expect
> to
> > get the exactly same jar using a different build system. If somebody
> want
> > an Ant build he can use the maven-ant-plugin
> > (http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-ant-plugin/) to create the
> > build.xml.
> 
> Among the people using Ant to build our components there are the Linux
> distros like Debian. I believe that building with Maven is more
> complicated for them, but not impossible. We should probably encourage
> them to convert all their builds to Maven.

Would we be doing these folks a great disservice by removing the man-made Ant build from the
project (as opposed them using a Maven generated build.xml?)

Gary


> 
> Emmanuel Bourg
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