* Benjamin Reed <ranger(a)opennms.org> [2008-07-04 15:30]:
The biggest issue with that, I think, is that anyone using Maven is
already completely outside of the normal "ask the distro for a
dependency" way of doing things; doing maven-based development on fedora
will still always end up using maven for resolving dependencies. :(
Deepak Bhole has done some great work on the maven package in Fedora
which one can use to build _only_ from other stuff in the distro and
never touch the maven repos.
Not to mention when you get into all of the OSGI stuff where foo uses
bar 1.x and baz uses incompatible-bar 2.9.x and it does classloading to
allow them to be available simultaneously.
It's the same root issue, though: either people move to new versions --
the one we ship -- or they maintain compat- packages. The former is
obviously preferred :)