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Re: why hadoop choose maven as its build tool?
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM, smith jack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> but it used to be ant, why abandon ant?

I'd say the following 3 benefits were totally worth the switch:
   * standardization of build system
   * standardization of dependency management (for both upstream and
downstream projects)
   * standardization of IDE project imports

Of course, all of the above is theoretically possible with
Ant/Ivy, but it takes so much pain and discipline that
I haven't seen materialize in practical terms.