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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: antidote diff
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2003 10:57:56 GMT
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003, Jack Woehr <> wrote:

> though since the last changes seem to have been February there is
> probably a lot of scope for the interested coder!?

Antidote has had two or three phases of increased development efforts
with longer breaks of inactivity in between.  The last one has been
winter/early spring this year IIRC.  The Ant committer who's currently
most interested in Antidote has switched jobs by then and may have
some trouble to keep up with it ATM.

Most Ant committers don't work on Antidote at all.  Some of them (me
included) simply don't enjoy GUI programming at all.  In addition it
is hard to work on something you don't use.  I'm absolutely happy with
using Ant from the command line (errm, XEmacs compile command, that
is) and others use the integration present in their IDE of choice.

> My main observation is, "I wish they had continued developing the
> GUI in NetBeans and kept the .form files," (since parts of the
> project apparently started under NetBeans).

My recollection is different.  The NetBeans/Ant integration has been
developed very early - a couple of months before Antidote started -
sometime early spring 2000 as opposed to autumn 2000 IIRC.

But as far as I understand it, Antidote has been independent from the
NetBeans integration.  The two projects may have borrowed ideas from
each other, but they've been independent efforts.

> If I were "attack" the GUI in that fashion (tossing it back into
> NetBeans) would that be acceptable or would that cross some
> guideline?

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "tossing it back".


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