I love these posts about Maven


It begins with “I hate maven.”, and it goes on and on. This is a person who is trying to use the Sonar plugin, and who hates Maven so much he can’t bring himself to understand the idea of running a repository manager, or even that he should think about upgrading to a version of Maven that was released two years ago.

Part of my mission is the help people understand Maven, but when I see a chap like this: someone so dead set against investing even a tiny particle of effort in getting things to work. I like to sit back and just watch. I like to see just how bad it can get.

The solution to this dude’s woes are simple: use a repository manager (there are several, they are all free) and upgrade to the latest version of Maven. You can see people in that thread giving him hints, and you can see the resistance.