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From "Bruce Snyder" <bruce.sny...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept project Buildr for incubation
Date Tue, 30 Oct 2007 03:22:08 GMT
On 10/29/07, Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/07, Bruce Snyder <bruce.snyder@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > This sounds like Rake (http://rake.rubyforge.org/) to me. Is Buildr
> > just a customized Rake? How is Buildr any different than Rake?
>
>
> Buildr is Rake underneath, we started with Rake to handle all the task and
> dependency management, works very well and no point re-inventing the wheel.
>
> But using just Rake leads to a lot of boilerplate code.  Feeding classpath
> dependencie to javac, downloading and installing artifacts, running JUnit
> and producing test reports, packaging JARs and WARs, etc.
>
> Instead you get a high level abstraction based on projects, pre-configured
> tasks (like compile, test, package), and ad hoc tasks.  So Buildr takes care
> of all the detail work that's identical across projects, and also adds a
> large library of easy to use tasks.

Thanks for the information, Assaf :-).

Bruce
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