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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject Re: Thinking about Source Control
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2000 21:38:18 GMT

Have a look at the ant-dev list archives. There was a thread about this a
while ago and it was concluded that the various SCM tools can be quite
different, to the extent that it will be difficult to come up with a
reasonable SCM base. There was some agreement that perhaps some things
about the various task should be harmonized (some attribute names, etc)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Day, Jem BGI WAC" <>
To: "[ML] Ant User (E-mail)" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 4:27 AM
Subject: Thinking about Source Control

> Hi,
>   It's my impression that there is an admirable effort underway by
>   various people to produce ANT tasks for various vendors SCM
>   tools ie CVS, VSS, Perforce, ClearCase etc.
>   Is there any move to try and make all these disperate efforts more
>   pluggable, ie some 'base' SCM functionality within ANT to allow
>   a user to produce a build.xml that is SCM independant and then
>   plug-in the SCM task of choice at run-time.
>   I feel that it ought to be acheivable, but whether it's worth the
>   effort is a totally different matter ;-)
> Jem [just thinking out loud]
> ----------------------------------------
> Jem Day
> Barclays Global Investors

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