On 6/4/12 2:20 AM, Tomas Pluskal wrote:
I have a question related to VisAD distribution.
I noticed there is a maven-based build of VisAD on Github:
The official VisAD sources are ant-based.
Is there any plan to switch the build system to maven?
There has been some discussion on this topic (you can search the list
archive). I think
git/github is a possibility in the near future as J.Chastang (Unidata)
has already started
the ball rolling. A few have commented that Maven is pretty
heavyweight, and has
a steep learning curve so we'll see - SSEC is a project driven, so we
have to justify
our efforts with the expectations of our funding sources.
And (here is my point), is there any plan to publish VisAD jars into
the official Maven Central repository?
That would make life easier for people who embed VisAD into their
projects (like us :)
I recently assisted with publishing Jmol into Maven Central through
the Sonatype Open Source repository
If you would like to go the same way, I can do the same for VisAD.
Any help you could provide when we "make the jump" would be
appreciated. If enough
people can provide some assistance, including answering questions for us
maybe this can happen sooner.