/usr/share/java as maven repository?

Marcus Better marcus at better.se
Fri Dec 28 06:22:40 UTC 2007

Paul Cager wrote:
>> In other words we should try to solve the library versioning
>> problem first, and only then try to build packages with Maven.
> Now there I'm afraid I have to disagree. Newer library versions that are
> not backwards-compatible will affect packages built using ant in just the
> same way as packages built using Maven.

You are right, but I'm afraid that we will build some Maven infrastructure
that will lock us into this bad situation, or need to be replaced later. It
will perhaps be fine if the Maven builds use versions explicitly specified
by the maintainer, just like Ant builds, but any automatic version guessing
that doesn't take ABI into account would be dangerous.



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