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From Bryan Hunt <sentimental.br...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Which build tools should we support (was: Ant vs. Maven vs. Gradle)
Date Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:25:09 GMT
On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:47:51 -0800, Maciek Sakrejda <m.sakrejda@gmail.com> wrote:
> > You still seem to be confused.
> >
> > Why would one chose to support two build systems - when ANT, is to all
> > intents and purposes a subset of Maven's functionality; minus dependency
> > management and a standardized configuration?
> No, Yennick has a good point. There's the internal build tools and
> scripts (which will be used to build the compiler and the SDK
> libraries), and the external build tools which users of the Apache
> Flex framework will use to build *their* code which links against the
> framework (e.g., the current mxmlc/compc/asdoc ant tasks--although the
> asdoc task is so bad, I have not seen a single project use it
> directly, instead calling out to the jar or command line). It would be
> nice to offer support for multiple build tools here so we don't
> dictate what type of build system our users need to use (especially
> nice when your users are building a back-end with their scripts as
> well, and that may have different requirements).


For the record, and my own sanity, I'm going to clarify, just once. 

I was talking about the tool used to perform repeatable builds of the
Flex SDK.

Every single, Java base Apache project, uses Maven as it's build tool.

I am NOT, repeat, NOT, advocating that every developer using the Flex
SDK be obligated to use Maven as his build tool. 

Flex-mojos, is quite frankly a pain in the arse to use. I use it, only
because I like to resurect projects every couple of months or so -
because I'm one of those philistines, who gets paid to write software.

The replies to this thread are so willfully obtuse, I started to wonder
about two weeks ago if I were being trolled. Now I am certain of that

Kindest, loving regards,

Bryan Hunt

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