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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject [PATCH] ant build file still ugly
Date Thu, 23 May 2002 00:23:33 GMT
hmm, its been about a week since I pointed out that the main build.xml was
in trouble because

-it uses <property location> instead of <property value> , so paths work
property in sub-builds you run in their subdirectories

-it didnt have the descriptions that ant1.5beta1 requires when
calling -projecthelp

This patch is a repeat of the previous patches, with all changes
incorporated into the build file.


This is not a complete rework of the build process, it is baby steps towards
a robust build file tree. As such, the changes are minor; there is nothing
to fear.

Since my last posting was so completely ignored, I am going to open this as
a defect so you cant so easily neglect it. Also I will keep reminding you,
and if nobody has fixed it in a couple of weeks I am going to

a) assume that you are actually happy with the current state of the build
process, to the point that even baby steps are untenable
b) stop trying to fix it
c) update the ant documentation to cite xml-axis as how not to structure
large projects, probably in the Ant in Anger paper. Maybe I'll do this in
time for the next Ant1.5beta

Your choice :)


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