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From Greg Reddin <>
Subject Re: Ant vs. Maven vs. Gradle
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:37:49 GMT
On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
> If I need to change the build, I should only have to change the Ant build
> script.  If that breaks the Maven or Gradle build scripts, too bad and folks
> who know those build systems will have to react.
> Official releases would only include the Ant script and require Ant to
> build, not Maven or Gradle or anything else.  Once a release is approved,
> Maven folks will have to create whatever Maven users need from the release.

That's basically another abstract idea because there is no Maven or
Gradle build. On the surface I can't really support it because it
elevates ant to a level of a "master build" and anyone doing something
else has to figure out how to make it work. If I ever get some time I
intend to look into what it would take to get the framework to build
with Maven. Thus far I haven't been able to do it. But when (if) I do
or someone else does, we can compare the Maven (or Gradle) build with
the current build and decide if we want to pick one going forward. We
may decide there's a new model that's far superior to what we have


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