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From Siddhartha Purkayastha <kpsiddha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Enhancing eclipse plugins for Ivy and Ant
Date Mon, 30 Mar 2009 06:19:34 GMT
Jan/Jeffrey, Thanks for all the information and context .. :-)

Jan, I agree - We should proceed with investigation and development. I shall
probably come back for help from the IvyDE team when we can make use of the
plugin's extension points.

Thanks much,
Siddhartha

2009/3/30 <Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de>

> > Thus, meaning that a sensible approach for us to follow may
> > be to build on top of existing Ant and IvyDE plugins for Eclipse.
> >
> > At a more detailed level, for us, it would mean:
> > 1. Need for addition of tags/attributes to standard ant scripts.
> > 2. Need for Addition of tags/attributes to standard ivy files.
> >
> > Can someone advise on:
> > 1. Feasibility of such approach, i.e. to enhance this functionality,
> and
> > create a separate plugin - from both ant and ivy plugins perspective.
>
> For development lifecycle I would recommend writing your own
> EasyAnt-Plugin.
> You should then ask the two teams (IvyDE and Eclipse-Ant-PlugIn) for
> required
> extension points.
> If your adds are more generic you also could provide patches for these
> two plugins.
>
>
> > 2. Where I can find sources for both these.
>
> IvyDE is in the repo of Apache Ant
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/ivy/ivyde/trunk/
>
> The Ant plugin is, as Jeffrey said, part of Eclipse itself (plugins
> org.eclipse.ant*, org.apache.ant is 'just' Ant itself - without docs).
>
>
> > I know this is the dev mailing list for IvyDE but, am not sure about
> Ant.
>
> Funny. dev@ant was created for the development of Ant and was widened
> for the development of Ivy + IvyDE after their joining ;)
>
> You have all the developers here at dev@ant: Ant, Ivy, IvyDE - and some
> Eclipse-Ant developers are also listening.
>
>
> > If this is not the correct place for ant, does someone know
> > where I should be writing for the Ant plugin?
>
> The correct mailinglist should be platform-ant-dev@eclipse.org.
> http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project_summary.php?projectid=eclipse.pl
> atform
> https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/platform-ant-dev
>
>
>
> Jan
>
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