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From Martijn Kruithof <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Remove commercial tasks from Ant
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:51:29 GMT
On 19-6-2010 20:38, Bruce Atherton wrote:
> Ant supplies several tasks that require commercial software in order 
> to run. This is a problem because the Ant developers do not typically 
> have access to the commercial products required to test, maintain, and 
> enhance the tasks. It also means that users downloading the binary 
> edition of Ant end up with a lot of tasks that they cannot use.
>
> In order to rectify this situation, I'm calling a vote on how to deal 
> with these unsupportable tasks. The vote is composed of two parts: 
> should we drop support for each of these tasks from the Ant release, 
> and should we establish the commercial tasks that have been dropped as 
> Antlibs in the sandbox.
>
> 1. Should the following commercial tasks be dropped from being 
> distributed with the Ant release?
>
> [  ]  Continuous/Synergy tasks:  CCMCheckin, CCMCheckout, 
> CCMCheckinTask, CCMReconfigure, CCMCreateTask
> [  ]  Clearcase tasks: CCCheckin, CCCheckout, CCUnCheckout, CCUpdate, 
> CCMklbtype, CCMklabel, CCRmtype, CCLock, CCUnlock, CCMkbl, CCMkattr, 
> CCMkdir, CCMkelem
> [  ]  Perforce Tasks: P4Sync, P4Change, P4Edit, P4Submit, P4Have, 
> P4Label, P4Labelsync, P4Counter, P4Reopen, P4Revert, P4Add, P4Delete, 
> P4Integrate, P4Resolve, P4Fstat
> [  ]  PVCS
> [  ]  ServerDeploy, but only for the jonas and weblogic nested 
> elements, generic can stay where it is.
> [  ]  Source Offsite: sosget, soslabel, soscheckin, soscheckout
> [  ]  Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (already an Antlib)
>

+1

> 2. Should the commercial tasks that are voted for dropping from Ant 
> core above be established in their own Antlibs in the sandbox?
>
> [  ]  +1 = Yes, establish one new Antlib in the sandbox for each task 
> dropped
>       -1 = No, just drop the commercial tasks altogether from Ant
>
> Note that question 1 is a  vote for code modification, so any -1 vote 
> on question 1 is considered a veto. Question 2 is just for guidance 
> from the community about whether there is a desire to keep the 
> commercial tasks around in Antlibs. Since any committer can create a 
> sandbox Antlib at any time, the vote is non-binding and any -1 vote 
> just indicates that the voter does not think that this is a good idea 
> rather than being a veto.
+1

>
> Three or more +1 votes with no -1 votes are required for dropping any 
> of the commercial tasks. The vote will end in one week.
>
>
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