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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 46171] New: Define standard directory layout
Date Sun, 09 Nov 2008 14:23:27 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=46171

           Summary: Define standard directory layout
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.8Alpha (nightly)
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Core
        AssignedTo: notifications@ant.apache.org
        ReportedBy: grzegorzborkowski@o2.pl


One of the best things I like in Maven is that every maven project I touch has
the same directory structure. I immediately know where to look for java
sources, web resources, test files etc. 
On the contrary, I hate Ant-based projects, because virtually every such
project uses its own directory structure. Every time I have to spend some time
on understanding the layout of the sources.
Fortunately, recently I see that many Ant-based project, even if not using
maven, adopt the maven standard directory layout, so it seams that this layout
becomes slowly the de-facto standard. So why not apply this concept into Ant
directly?
We can take the maven directory layout (even if it is not absolutely perfect, 
introducing different one would be the worst thing we can do) and make it also
default for Ant. This would mean, that for tasks like javac, jar, war, javadoc,
one does no longer need to specify argument like srcdir, destdir itp (still can
do it obviously to override default values)
See also
http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/introduction-to-the-standard-directory-layout.html.


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