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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: build.xml & best practices
Date Thu, 06 Feb 2003 19:32:59 GMT

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From: "Dominique Devienne" <>
To: "'Ant Users List'" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 11:04
Subject: RE: build.xml & best practices

> Yes. GUMP builds Ant from CVS HEAD, and that version of Ant is used to
> the other Jakarta (and outside) project in the Gump workspace being
> (nightly). The Ant committers are pretty good at backward-compatibility,
> thanks to GUMP they know quickly when they changed something that broken
> another build. It's not foolproof, but as good as it gets in OSS

The only thing that catches us out is those people that do really, really
off-axis things, or have funny installations (winME+cygwin) that dont get
used. Gump only tests on unix and it doesnt do deep recursive builds unless
the sub projects are very complex, so there are still always corner cases
that only show up in your own projects.

Which is why working off CVS-HEAD is beneficial: you get to report bugs at a
time when they can be fixed overnight, rather than in a release three months
down the line.

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