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From: Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: Maven from source - version 2.x or 3.x ?
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 00:54:02 +0300
On 05/22/2011 05:54 PM, Eric Chatellier wrote:
> Le 22/05/2011 07:38, Kasun Gajasinghe a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> I'm working on getting Apache Maven in to work by building from
>> source. Currently, in main tree, Maven is installed using the binary
>> (dev-java/maven-bin), which is against the Gentoo Java Packaging
>> Policy.
>>
>> Getting Maven in to work by building-from-source is a lengthy process.
>> We have two main versions to go ahead. The 2.x range with the latest
>> being v2.2.1, and the 3.x range with the latest being v3.0.3. The
>> compatibility notes for 2.x and 3.x are at [1]. There's only few
>> compatibility issues as I've seen. I was thinking to go with 2.x since
>> in my experience and the area where I was involved in, haven't had any
>> plans to migrate to Maven 3.x soon. But the overall picture may vary.
>>
>> So, I'm asking from the Gentoo's Java community, what's the suitable
>> version to go with? 2.x or 3.x
> Hi, i'm a gentoo user and java developper using maven for
> years. I also known the maven gentoo problem ;)
> So i'll be happy to help you or test your work.
> 
> For maven 2/3, 3.x is a new achitecture intended to
> be maven 2 complaint. So, i vote for 3.x.
> But maybe 3.x is too young...
> 

Eventually 2.x will die while 3.x continues to be supported and so on. I
would target 3.x and then do 2.x also if it's relative easy to backport.
If they are largely compatible as you say then targeting 3.x shouldn't
be a problem knowledge wise.

Regards,
Petteri

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