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From roger day <rog3r....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: pros and cons!
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2004 13:58:30 GMT
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 14:40:27 +0200, Stephen McConnell
<mcconnell@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: roger day [mailto:rog3r.day@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:53 AM
> > To: Ant Users List
> > Subject: Re: pros and cons!
> > Importance: High
> >
> > Thanks for that, it looks interesting. At first sight, it seems that
> > we're less wedded to any particular component model. All our
> > distributions contain loosely connected components, few of which need
> > classloaders.
> 
> In the Avalon case they have around three levels of plugins (i.e. a
> bootstrap loader loads plugin which itself loads plugins, etc. etc.).
> Maintaining a complete build, test and runtime model for all of this
> (currently 116 versioned projects) was simply getting out of control -
> which was the impetus for the creation of Magic in the first place.
>

Our impetus was three different build-and-install systems (windows,
unix, classic mac) for a large grid of customisations.

> > In addition, for our commercial products, we have
> > multiple build systems, none of which are currently Ant, in spite of
> > my persistent hammering. However, I'll download it and give it a spin.
> 
> Keep in mind that it's under active development as we speak (i.e.
> anticipate differences between docs and the real thing).
> 
> > Also, you might be interested in:
> >
> > http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3382081
> >
> 
> This may be interesting - I don't suppose you have any addition links to
> actual spec?
> 
> Steve. 

http://www.w3.org/Submission/2004/04/

Roger

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