On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Robert Haschart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If you mean re-organize the project so that it corresponds to Maven's
> conventions for doing things, and then relying on Maven to handle
> dependencies and build of the project, no thank you.

Yes, that's what I meant.

> For instance because building Marc4j requires compiling some of the code,
> and then using that code to generate a couple of source files, and then
> compiling those generated files, and then bundling both sets of class files
> to produce the jar, it seemed that to Maven-ify the project would require
> splitting it into to separate projects with complicated dependencies
> between them.

Not necessarily.  Is this process represented in the Ant build file
currently or are there some docs for it?  I'm not an active MARC4J user so
not aware of the process.  What I might do is Mavenize it (in my own fork)
just for fun.  If what I do looks more complicated to you, no problem... I
will have had my fun and I won't mind it not being picked up.

> If there is any way you can help with getting releases of Marc4j into the
> central Maven repo that would not require "going all in" with Maven it
> would be greatly appreciated.

I'm sure there is a way to do that, but I'm probably not your guy for that.
 I agree there is a fair amount of work to see things Maven's way but, once
you do, straying from that worldview takes more effort.  Someone else will
probably be better suited than me to take that other path.