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From Pid <>
Subject Re: Move to Maven? (WAS: Re: Publishing process for JARs for Maven Central)
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:39:39 GMT
On 20/12/2011 08:38, Antonio Petrelli wrote:
> 2011/12/19 Pid <>
>> On 18/12/2011 08:37, Mladen Turk wrote:
>>> On 12/17/2011 09:24 PM, Antonio Petrelli wrote:
>>>> As requested here is a proposal to move to Maven.
>>> I simply cannot understand why some folks have
>>> almost religious fascination with Maven.
>>> I know many projects that have move from Ant to
>>> Maven and are now either switched back or gone to
>>> some other solution like Gradle or are in the
>>> active process of seeking the alternative.
>> I was wondering if someone would mention Gradle.  If there's a build
>> tool shootout to be had, Gradle should get fair consideration.
> I tried Gradle some time ago and, IMHO, it is pretty slow compared to Maven
> 3.

Gradle are releasing frequently, it would be worth trying again.

> Moreover, m2eclipse and Maven have some developers in common and are doing
> a great work to integrate the various plugins. The Eclipse-Gradle plugin
> seems not much mature IMHO.

Have you tried that recently?  It has been working OK for me - but then
I prefer to do the build stuff from the CLI anyway.

> However, point in the right direction if I missed something :-)

Plenty of new things to read in the changelog.

A notable feature of Gradle is that it does not require the build tool
to be pre-installed, it provides a wrapper mechanism that downloads the
specified version of the tool when it runs.

I think that the syntax of the Gradle DSL is easier to understand than
Maven (certainly for new users) and it happily integrates with various
of the popular repos and other build tool plugins.

Seems like the best of both worlds to me.




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