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From: "Jörg Schaible" <joerg.schaible@×××.de>
To: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-java] Re: Re: Maven from source - version 2.x or 3.x ?
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 16:19:18
Message-Id: irlugb$tu8$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-java] Re: Maven from source - version 2.x or 3.x ? by Kasun Gajasinghe
Kasun Gajasinghe wrote:

> Hi Jörg, and Robert, > >>> FWIW one unresolved challenge for linux distributions with the rise of >>> bytecode languages (such as Java) is that compressed bytecodes are not >>> binaries in the usual sense (platform dependent machine executable >>> machine code). i know that it's a hard thing for the linux community >>> to hear but it's about time that the community acknowledged that these >>> languages are now mainstream and stop trying to force them into a >>> inappropriate provisioning model. > > So... what exactly are you suggesting? Switch in to using binaries > instead of building from source paradigm?
For Java: Yes. Use flags are still useful for dropping optional deps. I recommended that already years ago.
>> To build Maven from source in Gentoo I wonder about the hen-and-egg >> problem. > > Yes. To Bootstrap maven, the work around for this is by: first > generate ANT build.xml via `mvn ant:ant`. maven-bin will provide the > mvn command in this case. Then patch that build.xml to the source. > After that, ANT will take care of the building from source. > > If any of you is interested, you are welcome to have a look at the > proposal for Maven from source for Gentoo [1]. Feedback is much > appreciated. > > [1] >
[ One hint only: You might take a closer look at Tycho. That one replaces the default dependency mechanism with a DependencyResolver that reads the dependencies from the OSGi entries in the manifest and uses a complete different repo layout (more or less what you see, when you look into Eclipse's plugins directory). It might be possible to develop a solution that uses similar hooks into the Maven core - to resolve deps and to support a different repo layout. However, that requires a Gentoo-version of Maven ... - Jörg


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[gentoo-java] Re: Re: Maven from source - version 2.x or 3.x ? "Jörg Schaible" <joerg.schaible@×××.de>