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barbacena (4) [Avatar] Offline
#1
Hi,

I saw that examples uses ant however it is expected a appendix about maven build. Do you plan to convert the examples to maven soon?

Ty
stuart.mcculloch (29) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: Maven
Initially we used maven for our examples - then we decided to use ant because:

1) most are very simple "build jar and run" examples
2) everything is provided, no need for internet connection

Also we wanted to concentrate on the code and use of OSGi rather than the build
process, and the current setup makes it clear how easy it is to just add metadata
and get things up and running with OSGi.

We are not planning to convert them back to maven, but we will cover how you can
add OSGi metadata to existing maven builds (hence that appendix in the book)