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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] does not support inclusion of directories
Date Thu, 11 Oct 2001 20:50:32 GMT
On Fri, 12 Oct 2001 03:17, Jason Brittain wrote:
> Peter Donald wrote:
> > The problem is that this is not backwards compatible and would break
> > virtually every build file I use
> Sounds to me like that's a problem with the way you
> are writing your build files.

err ... check out all the jakarta build.xmls ... seems like a lot of people 
expect it only to include files.

> > so it will never make it in as is.
> So because you are writing build files that break due to this
> bug you're not going to allow the bug to be fixed in the right
> way?  Uhh..

Umm ... well considering the use of the fileset is the same use that ant's 
own build.xml uses it and many tasks are hardcoded to use it ....

We are not going to break backwards compatability on a whim - doesn't work 
that way.

> >>Can this patch go into the 1.4.1 final release?
> >
> > 1.4.1 is a bug fix release so doesn't include any new functionality ...
> That is exactly why I'm asking to include this bug fix in the
> 1.4.1 release.  It is not new functionality.  It's a bug fix.

righty-o then.



Murphy's law - "Anything that can go wrong, will." 
(Actually, this is Finagle's law, which in itself 
shows that Finagle was right.)

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