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From Antoine Lévy-Lambert <anto...@antbuild.com>
Subject AW: Vote: <local> for 1.6
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 07:41:17 GMT
I am OK for the third beta.
In the third beta we should have :
- the <local> properties,
- a new xml-apis.jar (probably the one which is distributed with Xerces-Java
2.5)
- can we also have the endorsed libraries ?
- other points ?
Once these changes are done - hopefully soon - we will set new dates (for
the third beta and for 1.6.0)
Cheers,
Antoine

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Conor MacNeill [mailto:conor@cortexebusiness.com.au]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 22. Oktober 2003 02:01
An: Ant Developers List
Betreff: Re: Vote: <local> for 1.6


On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 01:35 am, peter reilly wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I would like to put the local property patch into ant 1.6.
>
> Normally I would wait for 1.7 for this, but it has a big
> and (I think) beneficial impact on <macrodef/>.
>
> The changes to macrodef are not Backward Compatible
> with the current implementation.
>
> The <local> task declares properties that only exist
> for the current scope, where scope is a target, or
> a sequential (any taskcontainer) or a macro instance.
>
> The patch is in
> http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23942
>

I think that such a change should require a third beta and an extension of
the
release timeframe.

I've just had a quick look at the code and wonder if the change in parallel
could be avoided by copying on demand from the parent thread. Parallel uses
ThreadGroups to make this possible already.

Conor


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