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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposed Revolution: AntEater (a proposal for Ant Core 2.0)
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2000 02:20:03 GMT
At 05:22  13/11/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Duncan, I hope that you will be open to some
>discussion on the model, as there are certain features
>that would greatly aid the development of the GUI, the
>primary one being that the Project, Task, Target, etc.
>nodes implement the org.w3c.dom.Element interface.
>Regardless of how Ant generates instances of these,
>the GUI needs to have them as a full DOM
>representation of the build.xml file. 

the full dom representation is extrememly complex to use. There are
alternatives (namely JDom @www.jdom.org and Configuration from Avalon
project). JDom is more expressive than than Ant currently uses and
Configuration has a 1-to-1 mapping of features.

>Although you
>probably won't want to include all the items on my
>wish list, I'd like to at least get them communicated
>to you to make you aware of the GUIs needs (which
>should overlap with the needs of many other modules).

I agree.
Cheers,

Pete

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