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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Fed up with build discussions: proposed deal
Date Fri, 28 May 2004 14:31:21 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
>> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
> ...
> 
>>> Deal?
>>
>>
>> No, first somebody has to explain to me what's the problem with the 
>> current build system.
> 
> 
> The current version is actually quite well structured, especially with 
> the main build.
> 
> The main problems are with:
> 
> 1 - blocks build
> 2 - customized forrest usage
> 3 - no jar download system
> 
> 1 -> using import and subant this can be made much easier to change and 
> debug, and have each block be able to customize the build
> 
> 2 -> there are an impressive number of targets just to do what Forrest 
> does automatically... gotta investigate
> 
> 3 -> some really see it as an issue
> 
> Also, the build of Cocoon can be made much better using macrodefs and 
> top level tasks.

All of this sounds good. Be my guest if you want to volunteer ;-)

-- 
Stefano.


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