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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Adding a custom task to default.properties
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2002 21:37:41 GMT
Ummm, is there something wrong with these variants of <taskdef>?  Its right
there in the documentation!  :)

<taskdef file="taskdef.properties"/>

-or-

<taskdef resource="taskdef.properties"/>



----- Original Message -----
From: <David.Bailey@lawson.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 4:04 PM
Subject: Adding a custom task to default.properties


>
> A request . . . .
>
> I believe that the only two ways of defining the association between a
> custom
> ant task and the class which contains the logic for the task are to
include
> a
> <taskdef> statement in every build.xml which uses the task, or to modify
> the
> org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/default.properties.
>
> Including a <taskdef> in every build file can get tedious, especially if
> one
> defines many custom tasks.  But there are good reasons why we don't want
> to munge ANY of the contents of ant.jar (mainly because of the headaches
> that would create in making sure that we get a modified ant.jar into the
> hands
> of every customer who needs one, and so that some customer doesn't
> decide to upgrade ant on their own and download a copy from Jakarta, thus
> losing our custom task definitions, etc.).
>
> Any hope of teaching ant to recognize a .properties file which lives
> OUTSIDE
> ant.jar as a file which defines home-grown ant extensions?  Maybe call it
> extensions.properties or something?  Or perhaps better still, define a
> 'custom.task.defs' property which we can set and thus specify our own
> .properties
> file?
>
> Thanks for your consideration,
>
> --dave
>
>
>
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