My boss got hyped by some marketing droids about how wonderful maven is.
(They are trying to sell Polarion, a "Unified Software Development Platform", which favors Maven.)
I have been looking at Maven for a couple of hours and I'm not convinced at all. It's so much like "just write a couple of idiosyncratic xml configuration files" and voila, a hello world will compile automatically. Wow, big deal. Now consider our current main project which uses ant filter tokens, obfuscation, some dozen external jars, InstallAnywhere, etc. I guess I'll end up with many dozens of stupid configuration files and would have to bend standard maven a lot to get it to run...
How many of you are really using Maven?
Do you think it will replace ant anytime soon for real world projects?