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From "Dale Anson" <>
Subject Re: Feature Requests for Ant?
Date Sat, 16 Oct 2004 05:19:26 GMT
The best way is to submit a feature request through Ant's bugzilla.  There
is a link on the front page of the Ant site.  Then follow up on the Ant
developer list, and if you bug people enough, it'll get done.  You'll get
a quicker response if you can attach a patch to the enhancement request
that fixes the problem, and an added benefit of attaching a patch is that
you can use it right away.



> Can anyone tell me how to make feature requests for Ant tasks?
> I've been using the optional <ftp> task for the last couple of hours and I
> have two requests, one minor and one major. Unfortunately, I haven't been
> able to find anything in the Ant Manual describing how to ask for new
> features in optional tasks. If someone can fill me in on the appropriate
> channels, I'd appreciate it.
> In case anyone is wondering, the minor request is for the 'mkdir' action
> to produce some kind of output to acknowledge that it has created the new
> directory. Even with -verbose on, I get nothing in the build output that
> says a directory has been created. Just one line like this would be fine:
> [ftp] creating directory foo
> The major request is that they find some way to share the same connection
> amongst several subsequent <ftp> tasks. As it is, I have one task to
> delete all existing files beneath a given directory, another task to
> delete the (now empty) subdirectories beneath that same directory, five
> separate tasks to create five new subdirectories, and five tasks to
> populate each of those new subdirectories. Each of those tasks needs to
> connect and disconnect which adds substantially to the elapsed time for
> these tasks. If these tasks shared the same connection, it would save a
> lot of time.
> Rhino
> ---
> rhino1 AT sympatico DOT ca
> "There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make
> it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way
> is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies." -
> C.A.R. Hoare

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