I was just wondering why we need the ant jars in our repository. ant 1,7,1 and jdk 1.5 actually are downloaded as part of the maven dependencies. This is so the distro can be built directly using maven. You remember i posted about this some time ago.
Any way, All the build scripts should have to do is call the maven initialise lifecycle phase and the dependencies are downloaded and then set JAVA_HOME and ANT_HOME to the correct libs in the maven repo.
Doing this would also mean we can remove the cludge that means we have to have 3 build files as the thirdparty stuff is done by the script.
Maybe after GA?
If you add a JIRA, we can do this in 2.1