Matt Raible thinks that Maven 2 is looking good.
He says that he doesn’t like Maven 1, and from the entry it is due to:
- Speed (on his Mac)
- Transitive dependencies (lack off)
- Local Jar Files????
I don’t notice the speed difference between maven and ant on my powerbook or DELL. Well, I do notice it if I do a full clean on a huge build. But that takes for ever on both :)
Maven 2 has transitive dependencies, which is really nice. However, apart from the initial painful setup, it hasn’t been THAT big a deal for me.
I don’t really get the local jar thing. I guess Matt could just go into maven.jar.override mode, but why you would wnat to checkin copies of jar files is beyond me. Whenever I do a search on someones computer and see 56 struts.jar files I cringe.
More power to you :)