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From Russell Gold <>
Subject Re: New repository task
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2004 19:19:07 GMT
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 08:35:06 -0800 (PST), Matt Benson
<> wrote:
> When Russell first brought his dependencies task to
> the table, I reiterated the general policy regarding
> the introduction of new tasks, especially where they
> interacted with software other than Ant (aka optional
> tasks).  Unless I have misunderstood it dependencies
> is more Maven-centric than <repository> so I feel that
> position was applicable.

I believe that you did misunderstand it. The <dependencies> task is
not Maven-centric. It simply borrowed a lot of concepts as a starting
point, but those were never essential to its definition.

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