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From Peter Rossbach ...@objektpark.de>
Subject Re: Mavenization (M10N) of Tomcat Build Process - Should Tomcat Be Migrated to Maven 2?
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 05:38:48 GMT
Yes!

I can't see that maven build is better choice.

Peter

Vote -1 for build with maven!



Am 18.10.2007 um 00:45 schrieb Mark Thomas:

> Paul Shemansky wrote:
>> Key features that may be useful to us are :
>>
>> - The Standard Directory Layout - Specifically, multi-module builds.
>> This might make managing individual components easier for catalina,
>> coyote, naming, jsp/servlet api/implementation, connector, etc.
>
> "might" isn't a compelling argument.
>
>> - Model-Based builds - Automatic packaging for the individual  
>> modules.
>
> Our build script does this.
>
>> - Dependency Management - Whether it is Apache or another third- 
>> party,
>> dependencies can all easily be plugged in.
>
> There are only a few and they are easily managed with the current
> build process.
>
>> - Distribution Management - Packaging and Deployment - Although  
>> Tomcat
>> has a structured distribution model with Ant, Maven could make this
>> easier with its assembly plugin.  This also allows outside  
>> entities to
>> easily embed specific Tomcat components or customize the server to
>> suit their needs, (i.e. containers like Geronimo and JBoss, IDE
>> plugins for Eclipse or Tomcat.)
>
> Easier how?
>
>> - Project Site and Report Generation. - The Tomcat documentation site
>> may benefit greatly, but the Maven reporting plugins seem to be the
>> bigger win here.
>
> "May" isn't compelling. What reporting? What do we get that we want to
> get don't currently?
>
>> As a new ASF / Tomcat contributor, I am hesitant to step on toes.
>> But, I vote that we eat the dog food.  This migration would certainly
>> be something that I could dedicate myself to, and I believe I could
>> make the transition seamless for all of us.  I look forward to  
>> hearing
>> from you.  Whether you vote Yes or No, I am still happy to be working
>> with you. :)
>
> Overall -1. I just don't see the point. The current process is nice
> and simple and works. If it ain't broke...
>
> Mark
>
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