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From Simeon Fitch <meta...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] workspace/subbuild issues
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2001 14:51:18 GMT

--- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> 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

> 
> * Project inheritance
> 
>   /for Stephane's explanation see 
>         <http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ant-dev&m=98587222515422&w=2>/
> 

+1

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

+1

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

-1 (use an environment model similar to Unix, not one that is between Unix
and DOS)

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

+1 (via namespace specifying)

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

-0 (however, importing properties would be fine)

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