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From "Erik Hatcher" <>
Subject Re: Read the docs, but still a little confused
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2001 01:03:04 GMT

Simply send your task code as an attachment to the ant-dev list.
Alternatively, Bugzilla is the recommended way to post patches and
enhancements (it allows attachments) - using this makes the committers lives
easier as they can report from there easier than remembered to check e-mails
for things to apply.

A link to Bugzilla is on Ant's main web page.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sills, David" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 6:56 PM
Subject: Read the docs, but still a little confused

> All:
> I have a potential contribution to make, but am a trifle intimidated by
> instruction not to use e-mail attachments on the main site instructions.
> This is cool (I certainly understand it), but there's too much to make a
> e-mail of, and I'm temporarily between URLs ;>)
> What's happened is this: I have had a problem with Struts for some time.
> Those of you on this list who use Struts may recognize it:
> The Struts framework is great, but it
> (out-of-box) only a single properties file for internationalization, et
> On my current project (I'm the tech lead, so have some influence for a
> change), we are making good use of Struts, but this one file is a hassle.
> We're religious about using good internationalization practices, so the
> is filled with properties, and everyone checks it out and forgets to check
> it back in.
> The obvious solution is to have multiple properties files. One way to
> that is rewrite Struts to load as many files as needed, which would work.
> Another (perhaps slightly cleverer) way is to have Ant build the single
> we need out of the multiple files we work from. After all, the single file
> is not a problem for the machine, just for us.
> This is the task I have written, called Concatenate. It is a significant
> rewrite of the Copy task (which I started by subclassing), but not so
> complete as a new design. Also required was adding new methods to
> SourceFileScanner, and an additional StringUtils class (there may be a
> better way to handle the problem the latter is for, and if so I welcome
> comments). I was reasonably careful to avoid using anything I was aware
> 1.1-incompatible, but have not tested it yet in such an environment.
> What would be the best way to send all this along, or is this not
> anyone else would be interested in?
> Thanks.
> David Sills

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