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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [DISC] workspace/subbuild issues
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2001 08:33:22 GMT
At 09:58  26/3/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>* create the concept of workspace so that projects can be built in a
>  DAG and thus enable projects like catalina/tomcat to have an easy
>  build process. It also helps CJAN to a lesser degree and would
>  partially solve the JARs in CVS thing.

+1 if it is implemented in a way similar to AntFarm ...-1 on the other
methods proposed.

>* Project inheritance
>  What's this?

-1 need more detail

>* Target inheritance. ie The ability to include targets from other 
>  project files overidining them as necessary (so cascading project
>  files).

-1 for standard "ProjectBuilder" +1 for optional unsuupoorted by ant-dev
ProjectBuilders ;)

>* Add an attribute to <ant> to feed back the environment (properties and
>  taskdefs) from the child build to the parent.

-1 no need if we add in scoping rules.

>* Allow a target to depend on a target which is in another buildfile.  


>* Allow a target to reference properties defined in another buildfile.

-0 This could lead to spagetti build processes - if there was some way to
make certain properties "public" or "exported" then +1



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