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From "Tom White (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8887) Use a Maven plugin to build the native code using CMake
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:17:04 GMT

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Tom White commented on HADOOP-8887:
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bq. Does it make sense to put it in Hadoop for now, and then spin it off into another project
later?

If we do that we should at least put it in a org.apache.hadoop package since the Hadoop PMC
doesn't control the org.apache.maven namespace.
                
> Use a Maven plugin to build the native code using CMake
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8887
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8887
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: build
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.3-alpha
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Assignee: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8887.001.patch, HADOOP-8887.002.patch, HADOOP-8887.003.patch,
HADOOP-8887.004.patch
>
>
> Currently, we build the native code using ant-build invocations.  Although this works,
it has some limitations:
> * compiler warning messages are hidden, which can cause people to check in code with
warnings unintentionally
> * there is no framework for running native unit tests; instead, we use ad-hoc constructs
involving shell scripts
> * the antrun code is very platform specific
> * there is no way to run a specific native unit test
> * it's more or less impossible for scripts like test-patch.sh to separate a native test
failing from the build itself failing (no files are created) or to enumerate which native
tests failed.
> Using a native Maven plugin would overcome these limitations.

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