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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <devli...@hanik.com>
Subject Re: Mavenizing Tomcat : Was: Osgifing Tomcat
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:31:54 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:
> We already have eclipse files checked in AFAIK - that counts as the second
> build system.
> We used to have makefiles too, also in parallel with  ant (in 3.0 times).
>
> The goal IMO is that people who like to type mvn can do it - without any
> guarantee that
> the result will be identical with the official release or will be maintained
> long term, just like
>   
isn't that the culprit, including a feature under the pretenses that it 
wont be maintained?

Filip

> the eclipse project can run but it's quite different from the official
> build.
>
> If it's making easier for some people to build tomcat - and it doesn't
> affect people who use
> ant in any way - what's the harm ?
>
> Costin
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 2:23 AM, Remy Maucherat <remm@apache.org> wrote:
>
>   
>> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 22:28 -0400, Yoav Shapira wrote:
>>     
>>> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 10:09 PM, Remy Maucherat <remm@apache.org>
>>>       
>> wrote:
>>     
>>>>  The current build scripts are fully tested and work well. Adding
>>>>  additional methods of building or replacing these scripts altogether
>>>>  would only provide ways to create and/or release broken binaries.
>>>>         
>>> Again, no one is saying anything about touching the current build
>>> scripts, build process, release process, or source structure.  All
>>> those remain the same.  The job of the release manager remains the
>>> same.
>>>
>>> This is just an alternative for those people who want to use a
>>> slightly easier / user-friendlier build system.  We could do worse
>>> than lowering the barrier to entry for new contributors.
>>>       
>> You mean you type "mvn" instead of "ant" ? I agree te keys are closer
>> together on my keyboard, so it could indeed be easier. Personally, I did
>> have a first hand experience with Maven, and I think it's horrible (you
>> have no clue what it is doing, error reporting is bad, and basically,
>> you have to think and act the tool's way).
>>
>> I disagree with having two separate build systems, there's no guarantee
>> of equivalence.
>>
>> Rémy
>>
>>
>>
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