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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 1656] New - valid strings for execon task's os attribute not specified
Date Tue, 08 May 2001 14:54:54 GMT
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1656

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+ +============================================================================+
+ | valid strings for execon task's os attribute not specified                 |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |        Bug #: 1656                        Product: Ant                     |
+ |       Status: NEW                         Version: 1.3                     |
+ |   Resolution:                            Platform: PC                      |
+ |     Severity: Normal                   OS/Version: All                     |
+ |     Priority:                           Component: Documentation           |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |  Assigned To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org                                   |
+ |  Reported By: Daniel.Barclay@digitalfocus.com                              |
+ |      CC list: Cc:                                                          |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |          URL: http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/manual/CoreTasks/execon.html   |
+ +============================================================================+
+ |                              DESCRIPTION                                   |
+ The documentation for the "os" attribute of the "execon" task does not
+ list or otherwise specify the actual string values that the user needs 
+ to give to designate operating systems.  
+ 
+ Note that the documentation doesn't even say how to determine the string
+ for the current operating system.
+ 
+ 
+ If the documentation does not list all values (e.g., because porting to 
+ a new OS would make the documentation out of date), the documentation
+ should specify how to determine the string value for the current OS.
+ 
+ (Actually, it would still help if the documentation listed sample values,
+ or listed all values known at the time of writing of the documentation.)
+ 
+ If Ant has a standard property that reflects the name of the current OS,
+ and if possible values of that property are the strings to list in execon's 
+ os attribute, then the execon.os documentation could refer the reader to 
+ that property.  (That would give the user a way to determine the required
+ string for any accessible operating system.)

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