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From Murray Altheim <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JSPWIKI-651) Convert JSPWiki to a Maven project
Date Mon, 07 Jun 2010 02:52:10 GMT
Janne Jalkanen (JIRA) wrote:
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> Janne Jalkanen commented on JSPWIKI-651:
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> Personally, I think Maven is one of the most horrendous contraptions
> ever invented by humanity, but if someone else wants to do the work
> and agree to maintain it, go right ahead :-).  The reason really is
> that nobody has yet really needed Maven for anything...
> (However, I've been playing with Apache Ivy quite a lot lately, and
> that seems much more approachable than Maven and it has really nice
> Ant integration.)

Heh. Yup, I seem to remember that was the reason that Maven never
showed up on our doorstep, and if it did we spirited it quickly
through the house and tossed it in the dumpster.

I've been doing Spring+Ivy development lately and can confirm that
Ivy is certainly a much more reasonable solution. If one is an avid
ant user it's just a logical next step, whereas Maven is like
drinking the Koolaid or swallowing the red pill or kicking yourself
in the head, etc.  I'd much rather see someone spend the time with Ivy.


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