In this blog entry, Hani Suleiman expresses about maven, what I was always thinking.
I don't grok guys like Konstantin P., who constantly is bashing a working ant based compilation of a tool, while his maven based one "only needs a little more hand tuning".
Did you ever try maven over a modem line? You pull the 6 MB archive just to find out that if you type maven --foo, it starts downloading tons of jars and you just wait for an hour. Then you think "ok, now everything is set up". Yes, there is an offline option, but then half of the commands don't work.
I completely understand Hani...