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From: "Petteri Räty" <betelgeuse@g.o>
To: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-java] Maven from source - version 2.x or 3.x ?
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 06:40:09
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-java] Maven from source - version 2.x or 3.x ? by Kasun Gajasinghe
On 05/23/2011 09:15 AM, Kasun Gajasinghe wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 3:24 AM, Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o> wrote: >> 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. > > Thanks Eric. Much appreciate your help. I'm starting out now, and my > objective first goal is to bump all the maven modules. As you probably > know, maven-from-source is implemented in java-overlay though it's not > in a working state. So, have to fix all the bugs in there! :) > I could possibly use help on knowing the issues the current > implementation have for now only if you like that kind of thing! > > >>> >>> 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... >>> > > Thanks... let's see what others say. See my comment below. > >> >> 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. > > True. As they say, the *major* objective of Maven 3 was to decouple > maven core from reporting tools (such as site plugin). So, yes, Maven > 3.x is compatible with 2.x except for the site plugin and few other > plugins mentioned at [2]. We can back-port, but _most_ of the projects > still depend on 2.x because there isn't any major issue with 2.x > except for the slightly slower performance afaik. So, I was afraid > whether going ahead with 3.x makes the real projects can't use > maven-from-source thing effectively. >
maven-bin 2.x support continues to work through the binary package? Regards, Petteri


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Re: [gentoo-java] Maven from source - version 2.x or 3.x ? Kasun Gajasinghe <kasunbg@×××××.com>