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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: what I would like to see in ant.20
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2001 07:57:13 GMT
Steve Loughran <> wrote:

> -I want to be able to use some of the foundational bits of ant in my
> own code without having to jump through too many hoops.

covered by 

>> * provide utility classes to aid in building tasks. ie like
>>   up-to-date functionality abstracted

in combination with

>> * make it possible to reuse taskengine for other things.


> - I want to be able to use higher level tasks from within my own
> app, by actually creating the XML and just handing it off.

>From inside the buildfile or from within another task?

> - A repository of IDE integration code: emacs, jedit, everything
> else. This can be a list of links.


> - I need socksified FTP, telnet and even SCP/SSH tasks


> - A 'reachable' task that checks to see a site is reachable (via
> GET) and sets a property if it is. Then I can have


> - More example base tasks with documentation.


> Really we should define the recommended core foundation tasks which
> people should derive of (with some guarantee of future stability).

This should be anything that's withing Ant2's core - at least as far
as I can tell at the moment.

> - A repository of obscure posted tasks other than the mail list.


> And I want the contributors to maintain them! And want to be able to
> submit changes too. This goes for tasks under GPL.

out of our scope, at least for contributions that are not hosted in
Apache land.

> -tutorials and simple ant files for beginners.



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