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From "Paul Shemansky" <>
Subject Re: Mavenization (M10N) of Tomcat Build Process - Should Tomcat Be Migrated to Maven 2?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2007 18:37:23 GMT
Hi Yoav,

> On 10/19/07, Yoav Shapira <> wrote:

> > On 10/19/07, Paul Shemansky <> 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

> 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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