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From "Tharindu Mathew" <mcclou...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Another idea
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:13:03 GMT
Maven would make the source considerable smaller, and saves a lot of hard
coding. But Ivy my provide a compromise. Lots of people against maven are
thinking of Ivy.

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 2:13 AM, Dave <snoopdave@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was very reluctant to switch to Maven, especially when Allen was
> away and could not comment.I definitely like the idea of smaller SVN
> size (i.e. no jars), auto-generating IDE project files and the Maven
> support in Netbeans looks pretty nice.
>
> I'm willing to reconsider now, since there is so much interest and
> since Jencks and Raible have considerable Maven experience and could
> help us along. Perhaps we could try Maven and Ant side-by-side for a
> while until we are comfortable, I think that's what Abdera is doing?
>
> - Dave
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 12:51 PM, David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >  On Mar 25, 2008, at 6:51 AM, Pavel Konnikov wrote:
> >
> >  > On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:30:44 +0300, Kirill Kosinov
> >  > <kirill.kosinov@gmail.com> wrote:
> >  >
> >  >> Good day.
> >  >>
> >  >> Unfortunately i didn't receive any reply to my previous post, so i
> >  >> may conclude
> >  >> that previous idea is uninteresting. So i decided to propose
> >  >> another one.
> >  >> When i downloaded sources of roller i saw that building and
> >  >> configuring of project is not very comfortable.
> >  >> I think that storing jar's in svn looks not good.
> >  >> Today many apache projects use maven for building, and i wonder
> >  >> why roller doesn't?
> >  >> I used appfuse and the way in which maven is used there looks great.
> >  >> So i propose to improve roller build scripts. If this idea is not
> >  >> enough for gsoc,
> >  >> it may be only my issue to roller's community.
> >  >>
> >  > Imho, migration roller to maven2 is cool idea!
> >  > Maven2 for java projects is standart de facto.
> >
> >  See https://issues.apache.org/roller/browse/ROL-1537
> >
> >  Although the main developers don't seem inclined to consider maven,
> >  IIUC they have shown more willingness to consider use of ivy to get
> >  jars from a maven repo and restructuring the directory layout to
> >  provide a slight correspondence between the project structure and the
> >  artifacts it produces.
> >
> >  Ivy shouldn't be too hard to introduce by means of patches.
> >  Rearranging stuff is a bit harder to do unless you are a committer.
> >  I guess you could supply a script full of "svn mv A B" that a
> >  committer could run.
> >
> >  It's possible that if the project structure got disentangled so it
> >  had the same form as a maven project the comparative simplicity of
> >  maven configuration over ant scripts would become sufficiently
> >  evident that the main developers would reconsider the use of maven.
> >
> >  thanks
> >  david jencks
> >
> >  >
> >  > --
> >  > Best regards. Pavel Konnikov
> >
> >
>



-- 
Regards,

Tharindu

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