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From Dominique Devienne <DDevie...@lgc.com>
Subject RE: import functionality in 1.6?
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2003 20:04:36 GMT
If you want to express dependencies at the project level, then check out
Maven ;-) --DD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Gordon [mailto:tim.gordon@allustra.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 11:32 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: import functionality in 1.6?
> 
> Hello
> 
> I've heard that there will be some kind of import functionality available
> in
> ANT 1.6. Can anyone give me some kind of indication of what will be on
> offer
> and what kind of limitations it will have? I have to make a judgement call
> concerning the impact on development time the current constraints of ANT
> will have - it's all to do with honouring implied dependencies between
> projects.
> 
> The biggest problem we have with ANT is the lack of ability to express
> 'depends'-style dependency expressed at the task level on a task that's
> defined in another build.xml - this severely limits how far we can
> refactor
> our build system. The only way I can see to do this sort of dependency
> expression at the moment is with entities defined in DTDs, which while
> workable isn't really what we're after as doesn't seem to be in the spirit
> of ANT.
> 
> Tim Gordon
> 
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