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From Richard Frovarp <rfrov...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Release 2.1
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:20:52 GMT
On 01/28/2013 04:00 AM, Andreas Hartmann wrote:
> Am 27.01.13 14:15, schrieb Rudolf Korhummel:
>> Hi Lenya Devs,
>>
>> Does it mean that we have to remove all binary libraries before we can
>> do the new release ?
>> If yes:  Would it be good to use maven instead of ant ?
>
> This shouldn't be necessary, we could as well use Ivy (which can access
> Maven repositories) for dependency management.
>
> Having worked with Maven for a couple of years now, I'm not a particular
> fan of it. The syntax is overly verbose, some concepts are very complex
> (e.g. profiles) and the build process is very restrictive.
>
> I don't think it is necessary or particularly beneficial to move away
> from Ant for the existing codebase. If we decide to do this, though, we
> might want to take a look at Gradle and maybe Buildr (Gradle seems to be
> more stable, Buildr otoh is an Apache project).
>
> -- Andreas
>

Ivy certainly could do it. Gradle can integrate the ant tasks right in, 
which is what would make it an attractive option.

I am a fan of Maven, but I'm only using it for simple builds. The more 
complex the build, the less appealing it becomes.


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