On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Eric Evans <eev...@rackspace.com> wrote: > Yes, this is a new feature^H^H^H^H^Hcontroversy in that most of the > third-party jars are no longer distributed by us, and must be fetched > using `ant ivy-retrieve'. > > This is currently being disputed, see > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-850 for more on that. > > For what it's worth, this was documented in both the changelog > (CHANGES.txt) and the release notes (NEWS.txt), which you really should > be reading. >
As a newcomer, I started by reading the wiki and following examples. The quick-start guide failed, so I just backed out of the beta to the released version. The wiki recommends using the beta release to protect against on-disk format changes that may happen. Is it really good to make ant necessary to use the binary distribution? Might as well just stop distributing the binary if you need a developer environment to use it anyway. But now I know what to do to use beta2 so perhaps I'll try again with that. Thanks for the info.