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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Importing and caching build files from a URL
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 22:20:30 GMT
Mike Rettig wrote:

> //the basedir is the implied root
> <urlimport file="build/mybuild.xml"/>
> <urlimport root="http://localhost/buildfiles" file="build/mybuild.xml"/>
> I vote for deprecating the current import task in favor of a new version
> that works consistently with URL's. This allows for backwards compatibility,
> and creates consistency with html and xsl files. Also, this simplifies the
> implementation.

I would advocate leaving import alone as is for ant1.7, and worry about 
enhancements for the 1.8 timeframe. We are just coming to terms with all 
the complexities of how import works, and stabilising is not the 
right time to hit the reset switch.

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