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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: AW: cvs commit: ant/proposal/xdocs/src/org/apache/tools/ant/taskd efs SubAnt.xml
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2004 08:39:34 GMT
Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:
> At the moment the process is that:
> - Java source has the license statement, mergefile has not (but its only in
> proposal)
> - XDoclet extracts infos from sourcefile, but not the copyright statement
> (only in 
>   normal comment block, not in javadoc comment)
> ? something (XDoclet, Velocity? havent found the source) merges both files
> - Velocity generates the HTML

xdoclet merges something, then velocity does the xform.

> 
> And the copyright statement is hardcoded in the DVSL script:
> 
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0126:   <!-- PAGE FOOTER -->
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0127:   <tr>
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0128:     <td>
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0129:       <div align="center"><font
> color="$body-link" size="-1"><em>
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0130:         Copyright &#169; 2000-2003, Apache
> Software Foundation
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0131:       </em></font></div>
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0132:     </td>
> proposal/dvsl/task.dvsl:0133:   </tr>
> 
> 
> I agree with having the copyright years in both of them, because - if the
> manual generation
> will be the official way - the mergefiles are part of the src-distro and
> therefor under ASF
> license.
> So we have to merge these two statements into one statement for generated
> html page.
>   java:2000-2003 + merge:2004 = html:2000-2004
>   java:2000,2002-2003+merge:2003 = html:2000,2002-2003
>   ...
> would be a peace to think about ...

the whole doc thing is a bit of a mess, and something we should do 
something about. I think automation is the right way to go, but we dont 
have a complete or clean process right now,

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