ali65 wrote:The benefits of being there is little for you (because you already have a building system), but plenty for your users. If you develop FOR your users, you should try to make your project released to a Maven Repository. Agree? If you question this, I will be glad to discuss the benefits next time.
ali65 wrote:The easy solution for this problem is converting your project to a Maven project. You will probably find more than one volunteers who would like to help you in this. Me too.
ali65 wrote:If you are not using Maven as building tool, it would require manual labor from you and from the maintainer of the repository (who could be yourself too). You may be able to invent some automation to help on the manual labor, by developing your building tool to handle releases to Maven Repository, but this would be a serious reinvention of the wheel.
david.gilbert wrote:Ant works really well for JFreeChart. I don't see any compelling reason to drop Ant.
For the Maven Repository, if there are barriers to projects getting uploaded if they *don't* use Maven as their build system (and there do seem to be barriers), then yes the Maven Repository is going to be out of date - for a lot of projects, not just JFreeChart.
ali65 wrote:Richard, Please explain it to me why do you think, switching JFreeChart from Ant to Maven would alienate you or others!
I am afraid you are just being religious.
ali65 wrote:You have formed strong opinions about something what you just tried to research, but not really researched it.
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