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From "Erik" <eme...@geekfarm.org>
Subject RE: Proposed Revolution: AntEater (a proposal for Ant Core 2.0)
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2000 23:09:55 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Conor MacNeill [mailto:conor@ebinteractive.com.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:37 PM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Proposed Revolution: AntEater (a proposal for Ant Core 2.0)
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: James Duncan Davidson [mailto:duncan@x180.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, 14 November 2000 19:40
> > To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Proposed Revolution: AntEater (a proposal for Ant Core 2.0)
> >
> >
> > On 11/13/00 9:21 PM, "Erik" <emeade@geekfarm.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Will Ant 2.0 break backwards compatibility?
> >
> > With AntEater compatibility with existing build files will most likely
> > break. I'd like not to, but my aim is to have a solid base from which to
> > have a few years worth of stability in that department with as clean a
> > feature set as possible.
> >
> > So, if AntEater is accepted as Ant 2.0, then I think that the
> > likelihood of
> > breaking compatibility is high for 2.0.
> >
>
> I saw that someone posted an XSL stylesheet to convert ant 1.1
> files to ant
> 1.2 files. This was on the tomcat-dev list.
>
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=tomcat-dev&m=97404851902786&w=2
>
> I haven't used XSL much but I thought the idea was good and something we
> should try to provide with any Ant release that breaks compatibility. Of
> course, it wouldn't have to be XSL based, but the concept is good, IMHO.
>
> Conor

Ya, I would think we would be nice if someone does something like that, I
hate it when software companies abandon their users.

Erik




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