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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Ant2 codebase adoption process
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2002 10:37:21 GMT
On Mon, 28 Jan 2002 20:48, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> > or ant2.0 or any other version
>
> You don't expect that the configuration file you've written for Tomcat
> 3.2 works without any changes in Tomcat 4.0, do you?
>
> You should consider Ant2 to be a completely different product.  Ant
> 1.x will still be around and maintained.

Besides which you will most likely be able to use *most* Ant1.x files with 
ant2 depending on what features you use ;)

> > You can write a makefile that works with any version of make
>
> Even with ancient versions? 

Not even with recent versions. If you stick with a specific vendor + version 
of make (GNU make being the defacto standard) then you are unlikely to run 
into issues. However try running GNUmake files other vendors make tools - 
aint pretty ;)

> I think the comparison is not fair as
> make has had time to abandon old cruft.  Ant still is less than two
> years old, if you just count released versions.

indeed. 

However Costin if you feel so strongly about it then feel free to come back 
as a committer on ant-dev (all you need do is ask). You can help verify 
changes prior to being committed and definetly help fielding questions on on 
the lists. 

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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