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From "Stephane Bailliez" <>
Subject Re: Subversion in Ant (was Re: Attribute naming)
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2002 17:39:46 GMT
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From: "Bruce Atherton" <>

> Compare that to the cost for Subversion users of leaving it out of Ant
> proper. Retrieving code from SCM systems is core to performing builds,
> which is why we support such a variety of them. If a Subversion task is
> part of Ant, everyone who wants to use it has to find the task class in
> their Subversion installation and include a <taskdef> with the appropriate
> classpath. We couldn't easily share build files with Subversion tasks
> because the classpath would have to be stored in a separate property that
> changed for each user. Not a huge hurdle, but a barrier to adoption of
> Subversion that seems unnecessary.

No. If we want to externalize tasks it's based not only on the maintenance
burden but also because we assume things like Antlib will be in.

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