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From Ravinder Reddy <ravinder.pand...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ant OR Maven
Date Wed, 20 May 2009 05:44:49 GMT
Thank you Rick.

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 6:55 PM, Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hillegas@sun.com>wrote:

> Ravinder Reddy wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> When I check-out the trunk source , I noticed a maven folder in the home
>> directory.
>> I know maven as a java build tool , similar to Ant.(alternative to Ant).
>> Currently we build Derby using Ant. Are we going to build derby using
>> maven in future.?
>> What's the maven folder here for ?
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> --
>> Ravinder Reddy
>>
>>  Hi Ravinder,
>
> Switching from Ant to Maven would be a big job. It seems to me that the
> major advantage of Maven is that lets you declare the external software
> which your build depends on. We have simplified the build so that not much
> is missing from our source tree now.
>
> We do use Maven to publish our release distributions to the Apache
> repositories at the end of a release cycle. That's the only use of Maven by
> our build tools which I'm aware of.
>
> Regards,
> -Rick
>



-- 
Ravinder Reddy

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