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From "Eirik Maus (JIRA)" <...@tapestry.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (TAPESTRY-1732) Replace Maven build with Ant build
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:38:46 GMT

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Eirik Maus commented on TAPESTRY-1732:
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please keep the build on maven. that makes it so much easier for external users to just checkout
the code and build (sometimes the easiest way to track down bugs and misconceptions). maven2
builds always work right out of the box, ant builds never does. 

> Replace Maven build with Ant build
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: TAPESTRY-1732
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TAPESTRY-1732
>             Project: Tapestry
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build
>    Affects Versions: 5.0.5
>            Reporter: Howard M. Lewis Ship
>             Fix For: 5.1
>
>
> I like Maven dependency management.
> However, it is increasingly evident to me that the Maven approach to the actual build,
based on endless plugins and configurations, is not worthwhile.  The only part that's necessary
is the Maven Ant tasks, which encapsulate downloading dependencies, installing them, and deploying
them to remote repositories.
> Everything else worthwhile that Maven provides could be created as easily using Ant and
perhaps a few Velocity templates.  I'm willing to bet that the end result would work faster
and take far less effort to maintain.

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