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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [embed] Standalone release ?
Date Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:27:54 GMT
On Thu, 26 Sep 2002 07:43, Dominique Devienne wrote:
> Sorry to barge in in this thread, but it worries me when Ant (or one of its
> potential successor and/or extension) starts depending on other projects
> (from Jakarta or elsewhere), themselves built using Ant...

go have a look at gump - it has been doing it for a long time.

> I personally think the Ant core engine should be stand-alone, and thus
> built completely in isolation. Then additional layers depending on other
> projects could be built in the proper order, hopefully through some kind of
> Ant-lib mechanism. That entails that the dependent projects can be built
> using a partial Ant though.

Some of this could be done - it would be extra work to separate them 
completely as we would end up having duplicates of some tasks. In particular 
the zip task. We would need a bootstrap-zip (Using JDK classes) and a normal 
zip if we wanted to remove that pass.


Peter Donald
Sufficiently advanced science is 
 indistinguishable from magic" 
               -- Arthur C. Clarke

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