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From "Guillaume Nodet" <gno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: maven-repository cont.
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 22:45:40 GMT
I don't care about all the transitive deps maven is downloading and
caching in my local repository and I don't expect any maven user to
control the content of its local repository (mine is more than 2 Go
and i've no clue what's inside besides what i directly use).  I'm
talking about maven as a build tool to generate *something*.  When
your goal is to generate a web application, i expect the developer to
look at what's inside.  If your goal is to generate a zip file with
some jars inside, I also expect the developer to make sure the zip
contains what it needs and not gigabytes of unused jars.

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 8:08 PM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> Guillaume Nodet wrote:
>
>> Maven is just a tool to build something, it's not used to launch a
>> process while downloading the binaries at the same time.  At the
>> end, people  check what ends up in their distribution (be it a war
>> or a tar.gz) and at this point, they know that there is an incubator
>> artifact.
>
> Oh, please.  Most maven users couldn't find their repository with a roadmap,
> and haven't a clue what is in it.  Unless something goes wrong, forcing them
> to look closer or ask for help, all they know is that they issue a command
> and something comes out the other end.
>
>        --- Noel
>
>
>
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Cheers,
Guillaume Nodet
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