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From Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: short and snappy description of what Maven is
Date Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:40:15 GMT
The goal is to put this on the front page so that people know enough to
decide if they need/want to dig deeper

On Monday, 6 January 2014, Russell Gold wrote:

> Of course, you could say that about Gradle, too. And ant now does have the
> ability to use those dependency features.
>
> I went through this when creating my video course (not in the sig because
> this is work email). It’s not clear to me that you can make a one sentence
> description that will provide sufficiently useful information unless
> something like:
>
> "Maven is a build tool which consumes and produces artifacts managed in a
> repository."
>
> But that is not going to help people coming new to the project.
>
> I think I am missing the motivation here.Is the target for this
> description people deciding whether to try Maven? People trying to learn
> how to use it?
>
> On Jan 6, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Lyons, Roy <Roy.Lyons@cmegroup.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > on https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/New+Main+Site it
> says:
> >
> > We need a short and snappy description of what Maven is:
> >
> > "Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool."
> >
> > Is just not an easy to understand description of what Maven is.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I would like to submit my short description for review.
> >
> > "Apache Maven is a convention-over-configuration build tool which has
> great dependency management features."
> >
> > I know that it does more than that - but I feel that at its core, this
> is what it really is.
> >
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