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From Jeff Turner <j...@socialchange.net.au>
Subject Re: ant.properties
Date Fri, 29 Mar 2002 11:45:22 GMT
On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 10:55:19AM +0000, Paul Hammant wrote:
> Peter,
> 
> >
> >Most newbies aren't going to build everything at one pop. I know I haven't 
> >done it at all except to test that it works. I just go into the required 
> >product directory and type ant there. I think even newbies are capable of 
> >reading BUILDING.txt and comprehending it.
> >
> With respect, this fails the five second test.
> 
> We will have gone from a position of an easy build of a big jar (that 
> itself being an acceptance problem) to a difficult build of many small 
> jars.

Yes, but back then we didn't have dependencies like jmxri.jar for
baxter, and altrmi for instrument-client. As excalibur grows, this
problem gets worse.

> I think the new MEME to be associated with Avalon would be "I can't
> build it, I have no idea what it is or how useful it is".

Absolutely agree that users should be able to type 'ant' in the root,
and have something intelligible happen, not a compiler error.


--Jeff

> 
> - Paul
> 

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