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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mavenization (M10N) of Tomcat Build Process - Should Tomcat Be Migrated to Maven 2?
Date Sat, 20 Oct 2007 04:40:25 GMT
On 10/19/07, Paul Shemansky <paul.shemansky@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Yoav,
>
> > On 10/19/07, Yoav Shapira <yoavs@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > > On 10/19/07, Paul Shemansky <paul.shemansky@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'm going to keep waiting for more a few more +1s in the
> > > "as-an-alternate" category before doing any real work on it.
>
> > Speaking only for myself, I don't see how waiting helps anything.  I'm
> > +0 to you (or anyone else) doing the work and showing us a working
> > Maven build.  I'm -0 to committing to a build system idea before I see
> > its implementation.  It's just like most other issues or enhancement
> > requests: I'm always open to new ideas but I want to see the proof in
> > the pudding, so to speak.
>
> If I commit to working on it, and try to show some sort of
> proof-in-the-pudding, the issue returns to the problem I mentioned
> before which is hosting it.  I had originally mentioned the idea of
> opening a branch for it. However, I don't have commit access to the
> ASF repository, yet, and I felt too new to be asking for it.  Since I
> have made everyone aware that I would do the work, and the
> overwhelming consensus seems to be "integrate-instead-of-migrate", I'm
> ready to start prototyping in my spare time.  Would you grant me
> access to commit the finished prototype if turns out to be good
> pudding?

Given that the reaction's been pretty negative from those that have
commit access[1] I wouldn't hold out much hope on this.

[1] http://tomcat.apache.org/whoweare.html

Niall

> > And that's coming from someone who used Maven for his day job the past
> > couple of years, so is not a Maven opponent.
>
> Since you use it regularly, how do you personally feel about it?

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