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From Mansour Al Akeel <mansour.alak...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tasks to be contributed
Date Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:42:19 GMT
Jeffery,
yes. It sits there and block until the user exists the process (CTRL-C).
Running it in the background is possible, but it will require additional
coding to shut it down.



On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Jeffrey E Care <carej@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> So this is some long running process? It sits there & blocks until a
> change is dropped?
>
> I think we need more details.
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>  Jeffrey E. (Jeff) Care
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> Mansour Al Akeel <mansour.alakeel@gmail.com> wrote on 03/09/2012 04:15:40
> PM:
>
> > From: Mansour Al Akeel <mansour.alakeel@gmail.com>
> > To: Ant Developers List <dev@ant.apache.org>
> > Date: 03/09/2012 04:17 PM
> > Subject: Re: Tasks to be contributed
> >
> > Thank you Stephan for your time.
> > Ok, so let's ask here. I wrote a task that monitors a directory for
> > file changes and when changes
> > occur it triggers another task. This task helps me a lot in
> > recompiling the modified code and copy resource files
> > to the destination in case of a webapp.
> > I think others may find it useful, especially those who doesn't use an
> > IDE all the time.
> > I wrote this task for my usage, and it uses java 1.7 NIO. Before I
> > contribute something like this, I will need to rewrite it to
> > use the currently supported java versions.
> >
> > the task is very simple:
> > <monitor dir="src/main/java"  targetTask="compile" />
> >
> > Which works great for me.
> > I may have to rewrite to use resource and to make it consistent with
> > the rest of the task.
> >
> > So my question, do other users think this can be useful for the
> community ?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > > On 2012-03-09, Mansour Al Akeel wrote:
> > >
> > >> How do the community decide what tasks to be added to the distribution
> > >> and what to be distributed some where else.
> > >
> > > The people who write the tasks and want to see them included with Ant
> > > ask on the dev list (or attach them to Ant's bugzilla) and if a
> > > committer feels like committing the task it will be done.  If the task
> > > may be controversial in scope, this likely won't happen without
> > > discussion.
> > >
> > >> For example, some tasks from ant-contribution are widely used.
> > >
> > > Most if not all of these have not been written with the intention to
> > > include them in Ant.  The people behind the ant-contrib project are a
> > > separate bunch of people from the Ant dev team even if some have been
> on
> > > both teams at one point in time.
> > >
> > >> How do I know if a task can be contributed and added to the core ?
> > >
> > > Ask for the concrete task 8-)
> > >
> > > Stefan
> > >
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