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From Peter Vogel <pvo...@arsin.com>
Subject RE: Did somebody say Shut up and Write? :)
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2000 08:05:09 GMT
No, I meant w.r.t. recompiling/importing any "extension" or "optional"
.jar files that are used to implement features not a part of the "core".

-Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Duncan Davidson [mailto:duncan@x180.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 10:33 PM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Did somebody say Shut up and Write? :)
> 
> 
> On 12/27/00 1:27 PM, "Peter Vogel" <pvogel@arsin.com> wrote:
> 
> > In other words, a proper tree build, under all of these 
> proposals, will happen
> > as follows: ant is invoked ant *possibly* builds extensions 
> to itself ant
> > invokes new version of ant to continue the build ant builds 
> rest of tree
> 
> Actually ant wouldn't necessarily need to invoke a new 
> version of itself to
> build -- it can just load in the classes using a class loader.
> 
> > It could be argued, I suppose, that the CM group would 
> "own" ant and be
> > responsible for ensuring that all developers always have an 
> up-to-date version
> > of ant for their tree, but that assumes the presence of a 
> true CM group, etc.
> > which may not be the case for many organizations.
> 
> 
> By "Ant building itself" do you mean refreshing out the core 
> to keep an
> up-to-date version? If so, I could think of doing something like an:
> 
>     `ant -selfupdate`
> 
> Which would hit the distribution site and see if it needed to 
> get new code.
> Of course this wouldn't be default behavior since you don't 
> always have a
> network connection. And of course, you don't want to pull 
> straight out of
> CVS as that might not be as stable. You'd want it searching on the
> milestones or some such.
> 
> Or, another possibility is for Ant to check every n days for 
> a new version.
> 
> .duncan
> 
> -- 
> James Duncan Davidson                                        
> duncan@x180.net
>                                                               
>     !try; do()
> 
> 
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