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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ant 2 et al.
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2002 08:08:28 GMT

dion@multitask.com.au wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote on 07/08/2002 06:46:29 PM:
> 
> 
>>On Mon, 8 Jul 2002, <dion@multitask.com.au> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I've never seen anyone who implicitly understood why some tasks were
>>>allowed outside targets.
>>
>>You are beating a dead horse here as it there is common agreement
>>among ant-dev that all tasks should be allowed outside of targets.
>>Expect that to be the case in 1.6.
>>
>>
>>>Also, the thrill of optional.jar and friends today leaves me
>>>cold. Ant could do with some serious redefinition of the task
>>>categories.
>>
>>I can't follow you, sorry.
> 
> In short, antlib.
> 
> In a longer form, the tasks that are currently packaged in optional.jar 
> and their external dependencies and reliance on the user setting things up 
> correctly, i.e. jar files in the right place etc. The tasks should come 
> with their own jars in place, or know how to download them if needed.

+1

That's the idea :-)

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Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
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