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From Karl Heinz Marbaise <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Retire Maven Runtime library
Date Wed, 15 May 2019 20:58:56 GMT

+1 from me.

Kind regards
Karl Heinz Marbaise

On 15.05.19 22:33, Robert Scholte wrote:
> Hi,
> The Apache Maven project consist of about 100 (sub)projects. Due to the small number
of volunteers and the huge amount of code to maintain we're missing enough space to make real
progress on all these projects, including our ambitious ideas for the next major version(s)
of Maven itself.
> To be able to gain more focus we need to criticize the current subprojects and decide
if it is worth maintaining.
> The Maven Runtime library has been released 3 times, the last time was May 2012 for version
1.0-alpha-3. According to
[] this library is
only used in 4 projects.
> The main purpose of the library is reading the or pom.xml from an artifact
to get the version. This functionality works so the library can be considered finished.
> See []
> I therefore propose that we retire the maven-runtime.
> I don't think it makes sense to do a final release. Instead we should update the documentation
and the freeze the codebase.
> The process for retiring a plugin is described here:
> The vote is open for 72 hours.
> [ ] +1 Yes, it's about time
> [ ] -1 No, because...

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