On Wednesday 04 May 2005 19:34, Steve Loughran wrote:

> maven repositories are fun because every JAR is on a URL; you can pass
> them to a URL classloader as is if you want. The .pom also declares
> dependencies for transitive work; a bit like debian apt-get.

I have missed this progress. Can you point me to the implementation of this?

> -a gui client that could work with the existing Apache repositories
> -a client build on AWT for broadest cross platform execution.
> -some way of pushing out packages to multiple systems in a cluster
> -support per/user, per-system packages
> -good auditing to determine package set (with JMX integration)
> That is, a Java successor to all the rpm management tools.

Do you have any pointer to more elaborate ideas in this area??

> Incidentally, one pressing problem with the maven repositories is
> there is no easy way to fetch Sun stuff. That is, if I want to use
> Axis with mail.jar and activation,jar, you cant get those from the
> Apache site for legal reasons. Do you propose any solution to the
> clickthrough licensing problem?

Milos, didn't Netbeans itself devise some funky system for the 
non-distributables and click-thru license approvals??


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