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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: CocoonTask
Date Thu, 18 May 2006 14:28:34 GMT
Upayavira wrote:
> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>>>I was going through the list of dependencies because I was wondering why we have

>>>Ant artifacts in our web applications. I found the cause which is the CocoonTask

>>>and the question is, what we want to do with it. As IMO it shouldn't be part of

>>>a Cocoon core, I see two options:
>>>  - create a "cocoon-ant" module
>>>  - remove it
>>>BTW, is it supposed to work with Cocoon 2.2 at all?
>>I guess it's currently not working anyway. Personally I see no real need
>>in a cocoon ant task, so I would vote for removing it. There is forrest
> It likely isn't working, and would need the same attention as the CLI.
> I don't agree with the 'there is forrest' argument, as Forrest should be
> using the Ant task rather than calling the CLI.
> The Cocoon Ant task is really a better way of using the CLI. So by
> saying there's no need for the Ant task, you're effectively also saying
> there's no need for the CLI either. (Now that may well be true, wget and
> all, but that's a different discussion).
> However, moving it into a separate module makes sense, as both CLI and
> Ant are definitely not the main use-cases for Cocoon.
> In the end, if no-one is prepared to update it, then it would be better
> removed. And I'm not going to be in a position to update it myself.

What about creating a cocoon-cli module that also contains the Ant task? I can 
do the move in our repo but I don't have the knowledge (and time) to test it.

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}



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