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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: AW: Building Ant 1.7beta
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:17:59 GMT
Kev Jackson wrote:
>> Especially: you know only the Ant src-version present (the current
>> version).
>> You dont know which binary-version of Ant is installed (Ant 1.6.5, 1.5,
>> 14?)
>> That means your buildfile must be "very" bwc ...
> 
> Basically we improve Ant and add new features so that we can refactor
> the ant build.xml file so that it's easier to build ant...it's also a
> good way of testing the new features ;)
> 
> Making the buildfile bwc would prevent us from doing this and mean that
> we couldn't use all the cool new stuff that we spend our time developing
> 
> OT slightly, does ant build maven in gump?  I was asked at ApacheCon and
> didn't know for sure (but said 'probably' anyway).

Gump doesnt work with Maven2, nobody from the maven2 team has put in the 
effort to do it, focusing on continuum instead. ITs slowly reducing the 
value of Gump.

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