On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM, Alvin Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Currently, the Apache Maven package doesn't work due to the libplexus
> packages (a Maven dependency) being synced from Debian but not Maven
> itself. *According to the bug reports , this isn't going to be
> fixed for Karmic and the Maven package will most likely just be dropped.
> 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.).
> Second, There are a great many people who are currently using Maven in
> Ubuntu. *If it is necessary to drop the packages you really need to warn
> people during the upgrade process so they won't spend too much time
> wondering why their projects aren't building anymore (or so they can
> stick to 9.04 for the time being). *It should also be mentioned in the
> release notes that Ubuntu no longer supports Maven because that would
> certainly come as a surprise to developers and would factor into their
> decision on which version to install. *I've created a bug report for
> that  but it doesn't appear to have been looked at yet. *True, it's
> only been a few days, but since the release date is quite close now I
> figured I'd shoot off this email so hopefully this will be resolved one
> way or the other before the release.
> 1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/427539
> 2. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/417164
> 3. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/450554
I think you wrongly assumed that Maven was being removed. There were
some bugs which were being worked on and most of them have been fixed.
Rest will be fixed post release.
Credit belongs to many people (I was not involved), and most
importantly to the Debian developers who put the packages in shape
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