ant-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Vijay Aravamudhan <>
Subject Re: AW: Tasks in parallel
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:38:09 GMT
Jan: I can see your point, but with huge projects in which the final 
artifacts are converted to exe's with a tool like Excelsior Jet, that 
would not be an option. This is the same scenario where I am in right now.
Stefan: Yes - the copy task would be a poor example ie the presence of 
an optional parallel within that task would have very limited/specific 
uses. But I think, based on my current project, that it would definitely 
be useful in the scp and ftp tasks.
Do you agree?

Vijay wrote:
>>> Consider the scenario where the file transfer takes a long time:
>>> would it be a good idea to have the copy/scp/ftp tasks create
>>> different threads for each file?
>> There is no built-in support for anything like this in Ant, no.
>> I could imagine that we'd add a patch that enabled optional (on
>> user-demand) parallel behavior for these tasks.  Personally I see the
>> point for the network transfer kind of tasks, but wouldn't want it on
>> copy, but that may be my experience with a very slow disk in my
>> notebook.
> At first step for improving performance I would think about skipping
> things.
> Why to try to upload a lot of files which havent changed and are already
> there?
> In that case: 
>   <scp><fileset><modified>
> Jan
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail:
> For additional commands, e-mail:

  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message