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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [PATCH] refactoring of javac task into factory
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2000 04:33:59 GMT
At 01:36  17/12/00 -0800, Jose  Alberto Fernandez wrote:
>I think one of the areas in which the ANT2.0 discussion has been lacking, 
>is in the area of configurability of the ANT environment. We have spend a 
>lot of time talking about how to find or add tasks to the system, how to 
>ser the classpath, etc. But we have really not talked about how to 
>configure/taylor ANT to a particular users preferences.

yep. There is a few other things no one has mentioned. I think the AntFarm
proposal is interesting because it is first design interesting and it could
lead us to good patterns other than monolithic build file (that almost
every ant project currently uses). 
  
>The current mechanism of "ant.properties" file, I do not think is really 
>usefull since it is based on "magic properties". I have heard over and over 
>about CSS and XSLT but we really have no clue how any of the proposals 
>can use such technology. To start with, this transformations would have to
be 
>applied before ANT itself consumes the XML file and producess a Project
instance.

Right - simple in mymidon because it was designed with this in mind. It
just means specifying a different project builder on command line that
build from xslt/css/whatever.

Cheers,

Pete

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