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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject [FYI] Re: Time to start prodding laggard PMCs re: Subversion?
Date Thu, 10 Feb 2005 11:06:44 GMT
Hi all,

it seems the infrastructure guys would like all projects to move over
to svn sooner rather than later, but that's a different issue.

One of the obstacles mentioned so far has been "lack of svn support in
Ant".  Below is a mail be Henning (reproduced with his permission) and
my response to it.

Expect me to (finally) propose an antlibs subproject and an svn-antlib
soon 8-)


> To: infrastructure
> Subject: Re: Time to start prodding laggard PMCs re: Subversion?
> References: <>
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> From: Stefan Bodewig <>
> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 09:32:18 +0100
> In-Reply-To: <> (Henning
>  Schmiedehausen's message of "Thu, 10 Feb 2005 09:19:24 +0100")
> Message-ID: <>
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Henning Schmiedehausen <> wrote:
> > 4) Some of the build tools (can speak only for the Java world here)
> > don't have their SVN support on par with CVS support. Most important
> > here is the ubiquitous ant which does have a number of CVS tasks but
> > no out-of-the box SVN support (at least not in 1.6.2)
> With my Ant hat on, I'm surprised this is an issue.  AFAIK nobody of
> us has worked on a svn task yet, but the <cvs> task is just a trivial
> wrapper over the command line executable as well.  There are numerous
> third party SVN libs that contain Ant tasks (we've been told), so we
> didn't even start working on svn support to not kill off the other
> efforts.
> Writing an Ant library with as much svn support as <cvs> offers for CVS
> would be trivial.
> If this really seems to be a major issue, please come over to the Ant
> dev list.  I'm sure we could team up to code support for svn (as I
> said, on par with <cvs>) within days if not hours.
> Cheers
>         Stefan

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