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From Felix Knecht <fel...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Buildsystem studio
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 08:53:35 GMT

> Thanks for trying to find a way to build Studio with Maven. :)
> Do you think there could be any benefit we could gain from using Maven
> instead of the current build system ?
> I'm just wondering if it's worth changing of build system...

- Well, it looked somehow strange to me using different buildsystems
within a project (directory).
- From a POV as developer I don't like having different build systems
within a main project. You need to have knowledge of different build
systems developing 'at the bleeding edge'. From a community view you
don't need to have different 'build specialists' to fix/adapt/maintain
the build- / deployment- and release-process.
- I think it's easier to maintain 1 build system all over the top
project because you're able to use knowledge and other synergies.
- It reduces the learning curve for developers having a kind of standard
within the main project. You also use coding standards to make life
easier and code better readable.

I'm not saying that maven is more preferable than ant/ivy but it just
looks strange to me having different build systems for subprojects
within a project (and less subprojects use ant/ivy than maven).

Regards
Felix


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