----- Original Message -----
From: "David Walluck" <david(a)zarb.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2012 5:07:50 PM
Subject: Re: [fedora-java] Can we go to Groovy 2.0?
On 07/05/2012 05:45 AM, Carlo de Wolf wrote:
> We should be able to bootstrap Gradle with any other build tool.
> Personally I think Ant is better, because of its simplicity.
> It is just a matter of executing the right steps (which different
> tools do with different efficiency.)
Ideally, I suppose, but someone needs to write it. Worst case, one
often call 'javac' directly to bootstrap.
But in the case of something like 'gmaven' where groovy is a
citizen, you'd also have to worry about executing groovy scripts to
produce the .java code to compile.
> To me the exit criteria of having a working Gradle is seeing
> Hibernate 4
> build. So if you can fire that up, then we have working bits. :-)
I am not sure if it's true in the community, but for the version of
hibernate that I worked with a gradle 'rc' version was required as
final had some API changes. Again, leave it to Java to make major API
breakages during an 'rc' since those letters apparently mean nothing.
I really hope that the potential packager will package the latest released version in
order to prevent such incompatibility problems soon after the package is introduced.
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