On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 23:23:08 +0900, R. Mark Volkmann <mark / ociweb.com> wrote:
> Quoting Chad Fowler <chadfowler / gmail.com>:
> 
> > On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 14:09:44 +0900, Nicholas Van Weerdenburg
> > <vanweerd / gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > > does anyone know of anything similar to RubyGems for
> > > Java? I tried to get an updated Xalan the other day, and I almost
> > > fainted at the bizarre number of steps that the Jakarta site was
> > > making me do.
> >
> > Maven sort of does the same thing, though it's not focused on
> > installing libraries and applications.
> > http://maven.apache.org/
> 
> I'm not sure what you mean by saying "it's not focused on installing libraries".
>  That's the main reason I like it.  Your build file specifies the libraries
> your application depends on and which versions.  When you build your project,
> if those libraries don't exist in your local repository, Maven downloads them.
> They are just JAR files.  No "install" is necessary, just the download.
> 
> --
> R. Mark Volkmann
> Partner, Object Computing, Inc.
> 
> 

That's cool! I didn't know Maven did that. I'd  heard it was a bloated
vanity project with no real market.

Nick
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Nicholas Van Weerdenburg