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From Greg Reddin <gred...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ant vs. Maven vs. Gradle
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:14:23 GMT
On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> On 2/28/12 11:37 AM, "Greg Reddin" <gredbug@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> now.
>>
>> Greg
> I'm not sure I understand why that's abstract.  That is the reality right
> now.  I'm certainly open to change going forward, but I would think it would
> be a barrier to progress for the commit process to require that you wait for
> more than one build script to complete, and know how to fix multiple build
> systems if they break.

Ok, I don't think we disagree :-) I'd say the reality right now is
that we have one build system - ant. I too don't think we should
support multiple build systems for the framework. I think the
framework should have one build system and publish artifacts so that
they can be consumed by whatever build systems we wish to support.

Greg

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