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From Dean Hiller <>
Subject Re: ant task submission....compilewithwalls
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2003 12:11:08 GMT
with the upcoming changes in ant, I don't mind throwing it in 
ant-contrib.  If anybody wants to mode it to the ant optional tasks 
later, I am fine with that.  I am going to try to get it into 
ant-contrib now, and get on with my other tasks for my open source 
project.  If you do convince anyone though, let me know.  I would be 
happy to support this task with bug fix and it's respective test case.

Steve Loughran wrote:

> Dean Hiller wrote:
>>    ok, I am a moron.  I think I ran into the top of that when looking 
>> for guidelines and must not have looked down far enough.  My 
>> apologies for being annoying.
> No, dont worry about that.
>>    Anyways, what you are saying kind of worries me.  I have no where 
>> to really post this then?  I have a feeling this ant task is just 
>> going to end up being used by me because I can't put it in some open 
>> source repository to share it with others.  
> I actually really like the idea. You are not just wrapping some 
> existing code in Ant, you are bringing a whole new stage to the build 
> process -that of validating that bits of your project are separate.
> As I said, I think a .class based approach would also be interesting, 
> but it has the weakness that it doesnt detect imported constants, 
> which could be an issue in some projects.
> And, since you have tests and docs, it is more mature than many 
> submissions. Ones without tests are always trouble as the author 
> thinks they are ready to ship, but whoever takes on the role of 
> committing the stuff ends up being responsible for the tests. Which 
> reminds me, I have to write those tests for assertion support in Java :)
> So I'll ask what other people think...
>> this is a self-contained task unlike most other tasks out there so I 
>> don't think it would be too hard to include it.  People can still 
>> e-mail me for support which is why I put my e-mail there, or just 
>> assign me the bugs that come in or something.
>>    How should I handle this then?  I have attached the new task, 
>> which has the apache licenses.  I formatted the code to the java 
>> standard, and I added about 5 tests.  There are extra .java files for 
>> testing purposes which I put in src/etc also.  I packaged it so it 
>> can be unzipped easily into an ant structure as long as you have 
>> workareas/ant1.5.4.(I couldn't figure out that part of winzip-winzip 
>> illiterate).  I will file a bug and attach the zip file there too 
>> like the document you referred to me said.
>> thanks for all your input on this,
>> Dean
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