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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Maven feedback ?
Date Tue, 21 Nov 2006 21:43:59 GMT
I have to agree with Prasad.  I have the same love-hate issues with  

So far... Maven has been almost more trouble than its worth for G due  
to the build complexity and the tight dependencies with OpenEJB.   
This more often than not causes problems unless you build half of G,  
then OpenEJB, then the rest of G.

For small simple projects its probably fine... though I'm still drawn  
as to how much I really believe that.


On Nov 21, 2006, at 10:36 AM, Prasad Kashyap wrote:

> Hi Marnie,
> I have this love-hate relationship with Maven.
> Moving up from ANT, I find Maven loaded with a lot of nice features.
> There seems to be a plugin for almost everything. It truly does handle
> the complete lifecycle of a project. It has a very supportive and
> vibrant community that respond to your queries very quickly (unlike
> ANT).
> OTOH, it has it's bugs and issues (which do get looked into). It's
> guides/mini-guides/docu does not cover the entire project. But most of
> the existing ones do a good job. The rest don't go in-depth.
> In all, Maven has taken me through the entire gamut of Yahoo  
> emoticons !
> Cheers
> Prasad
> On 11/21/06, Marnie McCormack <> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I work on the Apache Incubator project Qpid. We are currently mid  
>> transition
>> to maven for build/release.
>> We've encountered a few issues along the way (snapshots, directory
>> structures etc). I wondered if you could give me some feedback on  
>> your
>> project's experiences with maven please ? Would you recommend it  
>> for use ?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Marnie

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