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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <elecha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Buildsystem studio
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:12:16 GMT
You are right, Felix.

However, when Studio has been started, back one year and a half, we
were still fighting with Maven (not sure we moved to Maven 2 yet), and
trust me, it was a nightmare...

Situation is way better now, and we are considering the transition
from ant to maven, but we will do it if and only if we have a clear
solution to manage the packaging for multiple platforms. The Studio
team is regularly looking for the best way to do that (and we
discussed about that with the Maven guys in May).

At this point, any help is welcomed !

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).
> - 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
>
>


-- 
Regards,
Cordialement,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny
www.iktek.com

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