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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] Class dependency checking for optional tasks
Date Sun, 21 Jan 2001 15:33:33 GMT
At 04:27  21/1/01 +0100, Martin van den Bemt wrote:
>Shouldn't there also be an option to download (maby embedded in the main
>build.xml for ant to download all tasks that depend on external sources?
>(like what they do in netbeans  modules)They also use the build.xml to do
>this.
>
>- You have a default stable distribution
>- You want e.g. the Junit tasks
>- You run build Junit
>- This target gets all the stuff that the junit task needs
>- Rebuilds ant when necessary.

This is what CJAN is supposed to do. Apparently details of it were
discussed before the PMC meeting so hopefully we will see it being worked
on soon. Feel free to jump into it thou ;)

Cheers,

Pete

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