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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-commons-sandbox/resources build-legacy.xml build.xml
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2003 20:49:53 GMT
On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 09:07 PM, Robert Leland wrote:
> wrote:
>> rdonkin     2003/09/08 11:20:53
>>  Modified:    resources build.xml
>>  Added:       resources build-legacy.xml
>>  Log:
>>  Replaced legacy build.xml with maven generated one
> Preferace: I am not a resources committer.
> I am happy with all the other many changes that you made,
> except this one.
> I don't consider an ant build file legacy.
> Why was this done when to my knowledge it isn't necessary ?
> Does the generated maven.xml do every thing that the old ant build does ?
> Is it as well documented for build targets ?
> I would like to see this file restored as it was.

hi rob

this is what's usually meant by mavenization. (sorry if you misunderstood 
what i mean.)

the maven build becomes the primary, maintained build. the old 
hand-written ant build file becomes the legacy build. most components 
using maven found that maintaining two different build systems (hand coded 
ant build script and mavenized project) produces too many conflicts. it is 
also dangerous since gump and nightly builds work from the ant build.xml - 
if this is not maintained, then there may be false positives and false 

i'd be happy to revert to the manual base build but IMHO maven is pretty 
much all-or-nothing. so i'd say that reverting this changes also means 
reverting all the mavenization i've done. if the community chooses 
reversion, i'd propose removing the maven build altogether and instead use 
anakia (or forrest) to build the documentation. it's cleaner, clearer and 
easier to maintain that way.

if you still feel strongly about this i'd be happy if you nominated 
yourself as a commons-resources committer and put mavenization to the VOTE.
  (i'd be happy to revert all the changes i've made and put an anakia - or 
forrest - based documentation build target into the ant build script 
instead if the VOTE goes against mavenization.)

- robert

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