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[protege-discussion] Using maven to build protege

Roman Ženka roman.zenka at
Sat Jun 6 19:32:26 PDT 2009

Have you considered moving from ant based build to maven
(, or provide maven as an alternative?

Maven would make Protege even easier to contribute code to:
- code instantly compiles (correct version of javacc installed automatically)
- the Protege project directly openable in major development
environments (NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ)
- .jar dependencies downloaded on demand (no longer committed into
Subversion) - faster source download
- automatic project site generation with lots of useful metrics (e.g.
JUnit code coverage)
- easier to produce artifacts for the maven central repository
- easier to split the project into smaller modules (better reuse) -
Maven handles the dependencies for you.

What do you think?

--Roman Zenka

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