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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: build system - status of filtering
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2003 10:25:24 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> Christian Haul wrote:
>>> Team,
>>> after looking at the current samples it appears that
>>> src/blocks/databases/conf/datasources.xconf not filtered during the
>>> build. Thus the datasource to connect to for the datbase samples is
>>> invalid.
>> ahhh, you're right, I forgot about's the only thing that I 
>> couldn't figure out how to do in an elegant way.
> How are you filtering the datasources.xconf file?

filtering is performed during <copy filtering="on">

> Are you substituting the dburl with a property?


>> the ideal solution would be to give its block the ability to define 
>> its own build customizations, but ant doesn't have this 'inheritance' 
>> concept :/
>> So i don't really know what to do.
>> Suggestions?
> Maven allows you to inherit project descriptors, and allows you to
> use whatever plugins you want to do your job.  I don't have all the
> details to answer your questions, but some of this might be able to
> be addressed via Jelly.  However, with that solution, many people are
> polarized with there views.
> I have heard everything from "Jelly Rocks!" to "The road to ANT hell
> is paved with Jelly".  Jelly being the project over at Jakarta Commons.

I'd rather stay away from yet another dependency until maven stabilizes 
a little community-wise.


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