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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Whoa Bessie... Was -- Re: [Proposal] AntFarm
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2000 08:52:20 GMT
James Duncan Davidson <> wrote:

> On 12/18/00 2:49 AM, "Stefan Bodewig" <> wrote:
>> Maybe it would have been better to get a clear vision of the
>> feature set we require from Ant 2, formalize that and then maybe
>> let different implementations compete - this is what I tried to
>> start when you announced AntEater, but then I consider myself more
>> of an Evolutionary.
> Then maybe I should sit down and write the functional spec of what
> Ant2 should be. Then the code is a SMOP and it won't come down to
> evaluation of several different code bases.

There has been a start - see the "Some thoughts on Ant 1.3 and 2.0"
thread as well as "Proposed API Refactoring" and maybe others. I think
the effort of putting together a spec stopped when you announced

Right now (vacation, I'm coming) I don't have the time to put one
together but will be happy to contribute to it early nect year.

> The projects that use Ant have been complaining about things
> changing. It is the build tool for Jakarta projects, and those
> people have been telling me that things are chaotic.

Sorry, but they should have told ant-dev not you. I'm sure their
complaints would have been addressed.


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