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From "Alex Karasulu" <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Buildsystem studio
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:48:27 GMT
I'd like to see everything use the same build system eventually: but I know
how
much of an odd ball this eclipse environment is to deal with when using
maven

It's better for the project overall to stick to a single build system.

On 10/18/07, Felix Knecht <felixk@apache.org> wrote:
>
>
> > 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).


+1

- 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.


Couldn't have said it better myself.

- 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.


+1 and u can use the same techniques for continuous integration instead of
having two of everything to accommodate each project.

- 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.


+1

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).


Yeah there are tradeoffs with all these tools.  Sometimes they are better at
some tasks than others but things also change over time.  So yes the build
system chosen is not the issue, being consistent is across projects.

Alex

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