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From Trygve Laugstøl <>
Subject Re: [proposal] exec support in commons
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:53:46 GMT
On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 09:47:25AM +1000, Brett Porter wrote:
> Well, both our replies did say we were swamped :)
> At some point we will want this, so I will create an empty sandbox
> project. You might like to read
> (you may already have)
> Basically to start we need to send an email to this list with a
> proposal, similar to what you've done already but with a bit more details:
> - name (commons-exec?)
> - rationale (this is really what you've already said, so include that)
> - scope (the goals we'd like to achieve: feature X, Y, incorporate
> functionality from Ant's exec and plexus-utils)
> That should be all. List Stefan (I'll dob him in since he seemed
> interested, he can always change his mind) and myself as initial committer.

I would also be interested in this, both as a plexus-utils dev and as a
Maven Continuum dev. Continuum currently uses plexus-utils for executing
builds and I have some ideas/half implemented stuff that I'd like to give


> Next, we can discuss the design choices and goals here using an [exec]
> prefix on emails (or whatever is chosen).
> I'll be happy to import any code from your patches. Please let me know
> if you obtained it from another project such as Ant, plexus-utils or
> somewhere else as I'll need to be checking that.
> Thanks!
> - Brett

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