Peter B. West wrote:
In the medium term, I think some sort of protocol for provides/requires and versioning will have to be established for matching jars. It has always galled me that everyone bundles everything to ensure that a particular application runs.

Short: use Maven.

What does mavenizing entail?

Write a project.xml file which describes the project on a higher level than the ant build file. Whether that's really easy for FOP with all the weirdness and conditional compiles is another matter. Because Maven downloads dependencies from a repository, we could outsource some more common stuff more easy, and the source distro becomes leaner.


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