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From "Robert Greig" <robert.j.gr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: build system
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2008 22:44:01 GMT
On 08/01/2008, Rafael Schloming <rafaels@redhat.com> wrote:

> The suggested resolution from the F2F is to switch back to the ant
> based build system used prior to maven and enhance it to automatically
> produce the necessary poms for downstream maven projects to consume
> our releases.
>
> In addition to addressing issues 1 and 2, this would address issues 3,
> 4, and 5 "for free" since those items are already supported in the ant
> build system.
>
> If this plan is agreed to, I would volunteer to do the work of
> tesurrecting the ant build system and enhancing it to produce the
> necessary poms along with the regular release artifcats.
>
> If you were at the F2F, please jump in if I've overlooked any
> important points. Others please comment on the issues, suggested
> resolution, timing, etc. If there is consensus I'd like to move
> forward sooner rather than later.

I am comfortable with this, particularly since I know the ant build
system we had was very good.

For the record, for anyone looking back at this in future, did you
consider any other options at the F2F such as Apache Buildr? If so can
you list out the reasons for rejection in favour of ant?

RG

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