Apache Maven to be removed from Karmic?

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 15 17:02:42 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:53 AM, John Moser <john.r.moser at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Alvin Thompson
> <alvin at thompsonlogic.com> wrote:
>> First, as a Java developer I hope this doesn't happen as Maven is pretty
>> much required for Java development (at least in the U.S.).
> I laughed.
> Your pet project is NOT "pretty much required for X" in any global
> scope.  I've hardly seen any Java shops, and the ones I did... well
> I've never seen Maven.  Most of the bigger shops are moving to the
> next buzzword anyway:  .NET (why the hell do people do this?)

Hi John-

I'm not a Java developer, but I certainly know of Maven.  It is as
essential to Java programmers as Make is to C programmers.

I can't weigh in on the discussion about removing Maven, but I don't
think it's appropriate to attack Alvin for stating his support of
Maven in Ubuntu.


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