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From Jörg Schaible <joerg.schai...@gmx.de>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Release Codec 1.4 based on RC2
Date Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:54:14 GMT
Gary Gregory wrote at Dienstag, 28. Juli 2009 10:39:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Emmanuel Bourg [mailto:ebourg@apache.org]
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:29 AM
>> To: Commons Developers List
>> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Release Codec 1.4 based on RC2
>> 
>> Jörg Schaible a écrit :
>> 
>> > Maybe we should start asking the other way round: Why do *we* want to
>> > maintain an additional Ant build file? We build our artifacts with
>> Maven,
>> > vote on them and distribute exactly those in the end. I'd never expect
>> to
>> > get the exactly same jar using a different build system. If somebody
>> want
>> > an Ant build he can use the maven-ant-plugin
>> > (http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-ant-plugin/) to create the
>> > build.xml.
>> 
>> Among the people using Ant to build our components there are the Linux
>> distros like Debian. I believe that building with Maven is more
>> complicated for them, but not impossible. We should probably encourage
>> them to convert all their builds to Maven.
> 
> Would we be doing these folks a great disservice by removing the man-made
> Ant build from the project (as opposed them using a Maven generated
> build.xml?)

Is it better to provide a build.xml that is only maintained half-hearted -
if at all? Are we sure that at least one of us tried the Ant build for a
release candidate? You know, what I mean ...

- Jörg


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