On Sat, 2003-11-08 at 23:18, Stephen McConnell wrote:
> Jason van Zyl wrote:
> >I have challenged you to give me a scenerio that I can't satisfy with
> >something like the current Maven repository. Instead you drone on ad
> >nauseum about the theoretical. Let's have a concrete example.
> Look around you - take a look at things you involved with. I've already
> provided you with examples where the simplistic http over a maven style
> file system layout breaks.
Which one's were those so we can record them here?
> You have already provided me with the
> details of workarounds that the Maven platform incorporates to address
> these inefficiencies. There is a bigger picture. That picture is based
> on the collection of the requirements from repository-enabled
> applications - a set of requirements that you seem determined to reject.
It's a set of requirements I embrace. I too wish to write applications
that use a repository but I don't believe it's any more complicated that
a file-based repository accessible via http. I have yet to see a
concrete example from you that shows otherwise.
Jason van Zyl
In short, man creates for himself a new religion of a rational
and technical order to justify his work and to be justified in it.
-- Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society