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From Maciek Sakrejda <>
Subject Re: Which build tools should we support (was: Ant vs. Maven vs. Gradle)
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:47:51 GMT
> You still seem to be confused.
> Why would one chose to support two build systems - when ANT, is to all
> intents and purposes a subset of Maven's functionality; minus dependency
> management and a standardized configuration?

No, Yennick has a good point. There's the internal build tools and
scripts (which will be used to build the compiler and the SDK
libraries), and the external build tools which users of the Apache
Flex framework will use to build *their* code which links against the
framework (e.g., the current mxmlc/compc/asdoc ant tasks--although the
asdoc task is so bad, I have not seen a single project use it
directly, instead calling out to the jar or command line). It would be
nice to offer support for multiple build tools here so we don't
dictate what type of build system our users need to use (especially
nice when your users are building a back-end with their scripts as
well, and that may have different requirements).

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