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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <jalbe...@cellectivity.com>
Subject RE: 1.6 milestones ?
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 14:54:17 GMT
If we are going to take things out of ant-contrib
then we should take the <if>, <foreach>, <try> and <switch>
tasks out of ant-contrib and incorporate them into the main line
with good documentation.

They have een stable for what (years?) and they are defenitly
useful, there is no sense on keeping them out of the main line anymore.

By the way, having <if> would eliminate the need to sprinkle more tasks
with if and unless attributes which just makes everything more confusing.

What it would be nice is to have a way to generalize "if" and "unless" attributes
in inner elements. So that one can use the pattern we use on <filesets> on other things.

I.E.:

	<ejb .....>
		....
		<weblogic ....... if="use.weblogic">
			<wlclasspath .../>
		</weblogic>
		<jboss ....... if="use.jboss">
			....
		</jboss>
	</ejb>

Which would add the <weblogic> or the <jboss> or both depending on the property
settings.

I can see all kinds of ways to simplify builds by having something like that.

Jose Alberto

> -----Original Message-----
> From: peter reilly [mailto:peter.reilly@corvil.com]
> Sent: 14 March 2003 11:32
> To: Ant Developers List
> Subject: Re: 1.6 milestones ?
> 
> 
> new features I would like in 1.6.
> 
> 1) import task to import in-line
>     at the moment, it imports at the end of the build file, thus
>     messing up order for top level defines.
> 2) ability to have custom conditions - see bugzilla 17199  :-)
> 3) add if and unless attributes for some tasks
>     e.g. in <exec> one can set os = whatever to enable
>     running this task. But normally one would have set a property
>     that would have depended on more conditions than the os.
> 
> post 1.6
> 4) move cpptasks from ant-contrib  to main-line ant, in the optional
>     tasks area
> 
> Peter
> 
> On Thursday 13 March 2003 08:17, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Costin Manolache <cmanolache@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Do we have any plan or idea on when we'll start distributing 1.6
> > > milestone builds ?
> >
> > Ant has never released any milestone builds so far, so no, 
> there is no
> > plan yet AFAIK.  If there was, you'd know it for sure 8-)
> >
> > Before we release a milestone we should make sure that whatever we
> > release at least passes our tests (including the currently disabled
> > ImportTest) and doesn't have any known regressions (see my mail of
> > yesterday).
> >
> > And then I'd really love to have a rundown of the new 
> features (I was
> > swamped when you committed the parts coming from the embed proposal
> > and lost track of it, a simple short list would suffice for 
> starters)
> > and look at them one by one to get consensus on whether we 
> want them -
> > if we can't agree on a given feature, it shouldn't be included in a
> > milestone at all IMHO.
> >
> > Stefan
> >
> > 
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