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From Christoph.Wilhe...@t-online.de (Christoph Wilhelms)
Subject RE: Getting 1.6 out the door
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 05:17:00 GMT
> Conor MacNeill wrote:
> 
> > What I'd suggest is that soon we branch 1.6 and remove 
> > anything that 
> > is still settling down. I think we have a few ideas that need to be 
> > kicked around before we feel comfortable with them. This work can 
> > continue on the HEAD (1.7) while we prepare a release.
 
+1
 
> > I'd like to get some thoughts on the above and if you are 
> > agreeable, 
> > what things you think we should hold over in 1.7. As I see it the 
> > major issues we have to consider are
> > 
> > 1. <import>
> > 2. antlib
> > 3. <macrodef> and <presetdef>
> > 
> > There are surely others so let me know.
> > 
> > My position on these issues is
> > 
> > 1. <import>
> > 
> > Go with it as is. I think it is useful and useable without 
> > coming up 
> > against some of the cases we have discussed. How we address those 
> > issues can be tackled later, perhaps with a different 
> > mechanism. That 
> > is bound up in the whole issue of target visibility and overriding.

+1
 
> > I'm not sure whether we should provide a simple <include> as well 
> > which does no renaming (overrides)?
> >
> >
> > 2. antlib
> > 
> > I think this should be in but I am not familiar with its state yet, 
> > nor do I think it has had enough testing - might just be my 
> > own need 
> > to kick the tyres. Are we planning to antlib Ant's own 
> > optional jars?
> > In 1.7 I think we need to look at removing antlibs from the root 
> > loader when their dependent jars are not available in ANT_HOME/lib.

+1 on antlib being part of 1.6

> > 3. <macrodef> and <presetdef>
> > 
> > These seem to have some issues lately and I suggest we pull 
> > these into 1.7

+1 if the issues can't be solved easily


Greetings,
Chris


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