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From dun...@locus.apache.org
Subject cvs commit: jakarta-ant README
Date Thu, 13 Jan 2000 10:24:13 GMT
duncan      00/01/13 02:24:13

  Modified:    .        README
  Log:
  Flesh out readme and testing putback notifications
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.2       +53 -1     jakarta-ant/README
  
  Index: README
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/jakarta-ant/README,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- README	2000/01/13 10:15:43	1.1
  +++ README	2000/01/13 10:24:13	1.2
  @@ -1 +1,53 @@
  -READ ME for jakarta-ant
  +README file for the jakarta-ant workspace
  +-----------------------------------------------------------------
  +$Id: README,v 1.2 2000/01/13 10:24:13 duncan Exp $
  +=================================================================
  +
  +This is the workspace for Ant, a Java based build tool.
  +
  +TODO List:
  +
  +
  +  * Improve documentation of how to use ant, how tasks are
  +    constructed, etc. 
  +
  +  * Improve error reporting on BuildException catches. Error should
  +    state which task and which target was active at the time the
  +    BuildException was popped.
  +
  +  * Improve error reporting on XML parse. Currently if the build.xml
  +    file is malformed we get some sort of odd SAX exception that could
  +    be better put.
  +
  +  * Provide an AbstractFileCompareTask class with prebuilt "srcfile"
  +    and "destfile" setter methods and whose execute method calls a
  +    "updateNeeded" method.
  +
  +  * CVS task to checkout a cvs tree from a particular server into a
  +    given location. 
  +
  +  * Javadoc task -- ability to dance between 1.1 and 1.2 javadoc as
  +    well as using other doclets like cocoons? 
  +
  +  * Transform task -- XSLT 
  +
  +  * Output logs in XML -- this would be a global option of the project
  +    (log location, verboseness, etc)
  +
  +  * Javac improvements -- support the "modern" 1.3 compiler
  +
  +  * Investigate some sort of command line "execute an instance of a
  +    task with these parameters" entry point. Maybe a
  +    `org.apache.ant.TaskMain task org.foo.BarTask attrib1=foo
  +    attrib2=bar` type entry point?
  +
  +  * Investigate some sort of "touch" functionality. Not sure how this
  +    could be done in a portable way -- maybe append 0 bytes to a file
  +    as a quick hack?
  +
  +  * GUI front end -- examine tasks, add task properties, etc. Also,
  +    one button push build of a particular target.
  +
  +  * Test harness. All software projects should have an automatable
  +    test suite. Ant is no exception to this rule.
  +
  
  
  


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