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From Bryan Hunt <sentimental.br...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ant vs. Maven vs. Gradle
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:50:49 GMT
On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:42:47 +0200, Left Right <olegsivokon@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > For compiling complex, multi-dependent Java projects, in a reproducable
> > fashion, there really only one option, Maven.
> 
> HP Software fired this summer a whole 10 developers team in San Diego for,
> you guess what? - consequently failing to build a Maven project of about
> 300 files in total (less then 10 poms all in all) in about 4 month time! I
> saw that happen, I remember people in our office having many hours of
> conversation all being dedicated to the fact that the project doesn't
> compile in the same way it does on our end.
> What you say is a very naive belief: Maven is not a good tool for complex
> projects. In fact, looking back and imagining the time that was spent in a
> fruitless attempts to get the thing to work, I could've singlehandedly
> written all build scripts at least 10 times test them on different
> platforms and document them. It's a horrible misconception, and I've no
> idea where it comes from.
> 
> Best.
> 
> wvxvw

Sorry 'Left Right', an anecdotal story does not a truth make. 

If your story is/was true, I don't think the problem was between the
Software and the Build System, I think it was a Problem Between The
Chair And Keyboard.

There seems to be a bit of an anti-maven, pressure group - manifesting
itself in the lowlands at the moment.

Best.

'Bryan Hunt'


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