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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: I want to become an Ant developer
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2000 15:50:30 GMT
Edwin Park wrote:
> Hi,
> > > -conditional execution of targets (based on values of properties)
> >
> > already present
> Is this true?  As far as I know, Ant allows conditional execution of
> targets only based on the existence or nonexistence of properties, not on
> their values.

Correct, sorry I was wrong.
> > > Hi there,
> > >
> > > my name is Timo, and I want to become an Ant developer.
> >
> > <IMHO>not a great start: "want to become" sounds like an order.</IMHO>
> Just one other thing, which is meant to be constructive criticism - I hope
> that you will receive it as such.
> Stefano, I was frankly rather shocked at the tone of your response.  To
> me, "want to become" sounds like a motivated and committed potential
> contributor who should be encouraged and guided, not shut down.
> The strength of open source is derived from its community, and yes, it can
> also be a weakness because you are bound to run across people with
> different strongly held beliefs, but that just means we need to make the
> extra effort to listen carefully and communicate, lest we miss some
> valuable insights or opportunities that come along.

Correct again... sorry people, it's just a bad period for me :/

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
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