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From Kieran <kie...@esperi.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: Subversion in Ant (was Re: Attribute naming)
Date Sat, 03 Aug 2002 04:13:32 GMT
On Fri, 2 Aug 2002 costinm@covalent.net wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Bruce Atherton wrote:
>
> Beeing able to do <taskdef> with an explicit classpath ( instead of
> putting all the jars in ant/lib ) is a benefit. And you don't need
> to use the classname - you can just have a resource with all the
> task  ( META-INF/subversion.tasks ).
>
> That would make your task available to existing ant1.5 (and 1.4) users and
> you'll be able to make changes independent of the long ant release
> cycle.

Hypothetically speaking, if the code were to be hosted outside of the
ant tree, would it still be OK to be in the package
"org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs"?

The AbstractCVSTask class is a fairly nice base to adapt, but there are
accessibility issues if it's moved outside the package.

Regards

Kieran


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