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From Vincent Keunen <vincent.keu...@manex.be>
Subject Re: Next question.. (was: Should we remove ant? )
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 18:49:12 GMT
I have read quite a bit and played a little with Maven: it looks pretty 
interesting.  Its goal is to standardize jakarta projects developments 
(while Forrest seems to be related to web publishing only).  It seems to 
be getting more and more acceptance: 

I installed it: very easy: download, unpack, set 2 env. vars and that's 
it!  I was also pretty impressed by the first launch: it got a number of 
standard jar files it needed from a server (commons modules, logging, 
regexp,... most from jakarta).

I did modify the sample projects.file for one of our projects: easy too. 
 Now I'm trying to solve a compiling problem, but otherwize, it looks great.

The documentation on the site is pretty good for a young project...

I'll keep studying the tool, but it seems nice (and the people working 
on it seem to be bright...)

Noel J. Bergman wrote:

>Maven is a subproject of Turbine.  Anakia is a subproject of Velocity.
>Anything that deprecates Velocity is A Good Thing.
>>If there is an Apache option, I think we should take it in preference to
>>non-Apache options.
>Apache Forrest *is* an Apache project.  It is, FAIAP, a Cocoon subproject.
>Maven: http://jakarta.apache.org/turbine/maven/
>Anakia: http://jakarta.apache.org/velocity/anakia.html
>Forrest: http://xml.apache.org/forrest/
>Anakia appears to be the most primitive of the bunch.  Forrest is a way
>better tool in the same space, and it is also an active tool.  Maven has
>other goals, but one of its features includes site publication.
>I wonder why the Maven folks and Forrest folks don't get together, so that
>Maven can focus on all of the backend project management, and Forrest can
>focus on publishing the web content.
>	--- Noel
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Vincent Keunen, Ir, http://vincent.keunen.net
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