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From Bill de hOra <b...@dehora.net>
Subject Re: Thoughts on issue 697 (Mitigate unpublished dependencies when using Cassandra with Maven)
Date Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:49:11 GMT

Your sense of righteousness would be better directed to code. File a 
patch, be useful; if this community wants maven they'll follow you.

Bill

Hannes Schmidt wrote:
> In a nutshell, I disagree with the decision to resolve
> 
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-697
> 
> as Won't Fix. Here's why:
> 
> One of the central motivations behind Maven was to once and for all get rid
> of binary dependencies in source repositories. You, the Cassandra committers
> operating under the Apache umbrella should have no difficulty getting those
> lib/*.jar dependencies into the official repository. It shouldn't take more
> than half an hour to "mvn deploy" a handful of jars. On that note, it should
> be a no-brainer to actually deploy the *Apache* Cassandra JAR to the
> *Apache* Maven repository.
> 
> Sorry for the rant but taking shortcuts like this forces every Maven user
> down the stream to either do the work for you, e.g to deploy the Cassandra
> JAR and its dependencies to their local repository or take the very same
> shortcut. The Hector client, for example, has a dependency on the Thrift and
> Cassandra JARs and it takes the shortcut of having both JARs in the
> repository. If I want to use the client in my own Maven-built project, I
> can't do so without manually deploying those two JARs along with the Hector
> JAR to my local repository.
> 
> To add fuel to the fire, I don't think that there is a real need for
> two coexisting build systems for Cassandra (I'm speaking of Ant/Ivy and
> Maven) but even if you decide to go with Ant/Ivy, the resulting artifacts
> should all be accessible in a public Maven repository. This is pretty much a
> convention for any OS project of Cassandra's reach and maturity.
> 
> -- Hannes
> 


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