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From Greg Trasuk <tras...@stratuscom.com>
Subject Re: Deciding the Future
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2008 11:57:40 GMT

This reminds me of that quote - "Some people, when confronted with a
problem, think 'I know, I?ll use regular expressions.' Now they have two

I'm not in favour of Maven.  I can see restructuring the build somewhat
for Ant (remember, the structure really comes from being built with a
makefile, before there was an Ant).



On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 03:44, Jools wrote:
> +1
> I've love to see the codebase move over to a maven build.
> Over the last 9 months we have moved all our projects over to maven, with
> great success.
> Our build and release procedures are greatly reduced, and getting developers
> up and running with their ide's.
> I'd be happy to Log a JIRA and take a lead on this, what do others think ?
> --Jools
> 2008/12/8 Jeff Ramsdale <jeff.ramsdale@gmail.com>
> > Niclas,
> > Once again I very much agree with you. Dan's got a good point about two
> > jars
> > (-dl and non-dl) resulting from each service component, though.
> >
> > I know this will induce groans from some parties but Apache River would
> > really benefit from a Maven build. The dependencies between modules are
> > complex as is the generation of the artifacts. Maven would allow for a
> > restructuring that clarifies the source structure while supporting the
> > generation of composite artifacts. You might look into the Maven Classdep
> > Plugin that Chris Sterling introduced several years ago: <
> > https://maven-classdep-plugin.dev.java.net/>. It could make sense to bring
> > this plugin into the Apache River fold, incidentally. Use of this plugin
> > could also help increase uptake among the Maven developer crowd as it
> > simplifies the generation of artifacts for Jini services.
> >
> > A huge benefit of a Maven-based build is the ability to generate metadata
> > for most of the popular IDEs. This has proven to be incredibly useful on my
> > teams and allows for a multiplicity of IDEs to be used against the same
> > codebase.
> >
> >
Greg Trasuk, President
StratusCom Manufacturing Systems Inc. - We use information technology to
solve business problems on your plant floor.

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