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Buckminster and Orbit [message #561637] Mon, 04 September 2006 17:23
Philippe Ombredanne is currently offline Philippe OmbredanneFriend
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I saw the interesting posts you made on Orbit.
I think that there are little or no overlap between Orbit and Buckminster.

Orbit goals -now that I understand them more- are simple and narrow:
Provide a way out of the mess existing for Eclipse projects when they
consume third party jars, including multiple packaging, dedundant bundles,
and so on.
And primarily providing a repository of packaged, approved and legally
cleared bundles for Eclipse Foundation projects.
I think it will solve a practical problem faced by all Eclipse projects now.

In contrast I see Buckminster being concerned with how things can be
provisioned at a developer level.
A different goal alltogether, and nonetheless very intriguing (and
interesting) to me.
I can see how an Orbit repository could become a provider to Buckminster,
and how Buckminster could provide tooling to smooth the developer

I am correct?

Now on the fun side, when I first looked at Buckminster a while back, I was
scared by its magnitude, and the difficulty to understand what it could do
for me, as a developer. I nicknamed your project Buckmonster ;-) no offense
Anyway you did entice me to revisit Buckminster seriously.

Cheers, Philippe
philippe ombredanne | nexB
1 650 799 0949 | pombredanne at
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