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From Juergen Weber <>
Subject Re: Suggestion to improve packaging of ejb-jars
Date Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:39:22 GMT

djencks wrote:
> I'm generally against these nested packagings.  I think they were  
> dreamed up in the dark ages before people realized that their software  
> was part of the worldwide software ecosystem and that you need to  
> document explicitly how your software relates to other stuff.  This is  
> the kind of problem maven tries to solve.  People who still use ant  
> IMO still haven't recognized that this is something they can think  
> about.

I think this is true for Open Source software. But companies (and especially
banks) like ear files which developers can give to IT operations (who don't
want to download libraries from the web while putting banking software into

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