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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] workspace/subbuild issues
Date Tue, 17 Apr 2001 13:37:37 GMT
At 10:33  17/4/01 +1000, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>From: "Peter Donald" <donaldp@apache.org>
>> At 08:04  17/4/01 +1000, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>> >From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>
>> >> * 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
>>
>>
>> >> * Allow a target to depend on a target which is in another buildfile.
>> >>
>> >
>> >-1
>>
>> Isn't the above two a self-contradiction on your part? How do you propose
>> that the first be satisfied without the second ?
>>
>
>Well, nobody has really defined what the workspace concept is. It is hard
>to agree or disagree on a concept without knowing what it really means. If
>the two concepts are so intertwined, I don't see why they are separate
>items. Anyway, my concept of a workspace was to be able to define a set of
>builds and how the builds, as whole items, depend on one another (pretty
>much GUMPish). 

So from what I get - you want ant to stay the same as it is now -
workspaces are just some set of conventions? In effect your +1 for first
point is just a "lets establish some conventions" vote - yer ?




Cheers,

Pete

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