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From Vadim Gritsenko <va...@reverycodes.com>
Subject Re: Fed up with build discussions: proposed deal
Date Fri, 28 May 2004 14:43:47 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


Please try to avoid adding build.xml for each block...


> 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


I don't ;-)


> Also, the build of Cocoon can be made much better using macrodefs and 
> top level tasks.


As long as it is fast. Once we removed usage of (IIRC) <ant/> task build 
became orders of magnitude faster.

Vadim


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