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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: New build process???
Date Sun, 21 Jan 2001 03:43:01 GMT
At 10:05  20/1/01 -0500, Sam Ruby wrote:
>Peter Donald wrote:
>> I would like to change the ant build process so that it is wholely
>> self contained within it's own directories. So instead of going
>> back a directory it would build inside the ant sub-directory.
>I was against this until I started this tinderbox experiment of mine.
>Watching two servlet-api's obliterate each other convinced me.


>> Thoughts?
>Probably part of your proposal, but just to be clear:
>1) build and dist don't exist in cvs.  In fact, the clean target continues
>   to delete these directories.


>2) both build and dist are mentioned in .cvsignore so there is no warning
>   messages on cvs updates, commits, etc.


Also another thing I forgot to mention is that you could define a property
dist.base which would set the base. This is useful if you did for some
reason want to build ../jakarta/ant or whatever. It is also useful for when
building a dist to be distributed to the public as you can add 


to command line and it would be built in that sub-directory. Then when you
zip it up it would zipped with the correct directory name inside the file. 



| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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