This is what is happening with Maven2. It's being built around a lightweight container (called Plexus). It is indeed the goal that plugins are developed in Java or in other languages. -- Vincent MassolI don't really understand why he wants to use Plexus were there is already Spring, Pico and HiveMind.
And that just what Jason Carreira said (in a very polite way ;-) )
If the Maven community wants to be taken seriously you guys really need to stop making bone-headed decisions like this. Plexus? Who the hell is using that? Just because it's someone's pet project is no reason to base an already questionable project on it. When you're trying to sway public opinion (much of which has been negative toward Maven so far) you have to go out of your way to be mainstream and make it easy for people to use. This is why Venture Capitalists won't let startup companies base their business off of a dependency on another startup company. Maybe Plexus offers something that Spring doesn't (I doubt it), but is it really worth the risk of Plexus dying or just of people like me and Hani pointing and laughing at the silly decisions?Jason is one of those people.
-- Jason Carreira