What is the maven-compat project? I was wondering. So I went to the official page of the project and found this:
Maven2 classes maintained as compatibility layer.
That is not very helpful! I would like to have a little bit more information! So clicked on the “Project Summary” link and got this.
All right. Some auto generated site. Nothing I could not lookup in the pom.xml itself. And I still don’t know much more about this project. What does it do exactly? Why I need it?
Unfortunately many Java projects are documented as bad as this one. Making an SMC public and auto generating a couple HTML pages doesn’t make it to a good Open Source project. Everytime I see something like this I get angry. Because the maintainers don’t give a shit about the community!
And by the way, JavaDocs are very poor docs! Everybody can generate JavaDocs. Why not put the project on GitHub or Bitbucket and provide a nice README with a red line, with a good intro into the project? That makes all the difference between a good and a bad open source project.