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From Eric Evans <eev...@rackspace.com>
Subject Re: Thoughts on issue 697 (Mitigate unpublished dependencies when using Cassandra with Maven)
Date Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:26:05 GMT
On Fri, 2010-04-09 at 08:52 -0500, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Gary Dusbabek <gdusbabek@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Cassandra is a community of volunteers.  If someone is willing to take
> > that half-hour and make Cassandra a mvn-friendly place and maintain it
> > whilst moving forward, I say let it happen.  Make it easy for us to
> > package a release and push it to a repo.
> >
> > Nobody has stepped up to do this though.  We had a pom in trunk for
> > quite a while.  None of the developers used it, and therefore had no
> > motivation to maintain it.
> 
> It's still there in contrib/maven, btw.  No doubt somewhat bit-rotted.

Required reading for anyone wishing to contribute maven support:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-850

The highlights:

You either (a) have to find a way to create binary artifacts that
contain all of the necessary libs while satisfying their license
requirements, or (b) turn the tide of public opinion and build consensus
that using maven to retrieve the dependencies post-download is OK.

I wish you the best of luck (seriously).

-- 
Eric Evans
eevans@rackspace.com


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