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From Trygve Laugstøl <tryg...@codehaus.org>
Subject RE: suggestion refactor SCM
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2005 16:24:29 GMT
On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 16:56 +0100, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> > From: Steve Loughran [mailto:stevel@apache.org]
> > 
> > Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> > > But here we seem to be talking about a new family of generic tasks,
> > > If this works well, we could deprecate the old tasks and eventually
> in a
> > > couple of versions remove them.
> > >
> > > Jose Alberto
> > 
> > generic is good, provided
> >   -we can have a conceptual model that is consistent across all SCM
> > systems.
> >   -we can deal with extensibility through antlibs. I suppose  you'd
> have
> > a new type,
> >    SCMbackend that every backend would implement; declaring a new
> > backend would
> >    let you register it.
> > 
> > Question: could you just get away with some mixin import lib that
> > declared the appropriate macros for the appropriate platform?
> > 
> 
> Well, it seems that the maven people have such a thing to some extend
> already. This new antlib tasks could use that support.
> 
> Hey, maybe maven-scm could host and provide the antlib for these tasks.
> Or maybe they are willing to move it to our sandbox.
> I still think, it will be a good idea if we continue to get involved to
> help define the overall picture from the ANT perspective.

With my Maven SCM Committer hat on I would not object to hosting the Ant
tasks under Maven SCM if that's what you guys feel is right. Your call
but I'm +1 to having them under Maven SCM.

> At the end of the day we would have to decide if we would like to
> provide these libraries as part of our release, provide some 3rd party
> goodies that you can download as part of ANT, or just tell people about
> their existence somewhere.

--
Trygve


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