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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: [RT] Update to build system: location of blocks and gump
Date Thu, 13 Jan 2005 15:02:41 GMT
I could swear someone did this about a month ago?


On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 13:22:24 +0100, Carsten Ziegeler
<> wrote:
> I'm currently thinking about making the build system able to include
> blocks from "external" locations, which means blocks that are not
> directly in the cocoon directory.
> I'm thinking of a simple but working solution: I guess the easiest way
> would be to just add the root directory for a block to our gump
> descriptor. Currently the build system assumes that a block is located
> at src/blocks/BLOCKNAME.
> When the build system uses this information from gump.xml, we can simply
> include a "local.gump.xml" containing some more projects into the
> gump.xml and build an aggregated description that is only used by the
> build process. Gump itself is not affected as it still uses the gump.xml.
> So my questions are:
> - Is there a possibility in gump to define the root directory for a block?
> - Does this change have any impact on other parts that I oversee?
> Carsten

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