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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [general] Plexus and Commons code inherited from somewhere else
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:40:00 GMT
On 2011-08-11, Mark Struberg wrote:

> I now grabbed the Ant SVN codebase and figured that this got imported
> from CVS in 2004...

Most of the exec, io and compress stuff is older.  I wrote the initial
version of the zip package in 2001 and Thomas Haas and Conor MacNeill
did most of the exec things in summer 2000 shortly before Ant 1.1, for

Ant removed @author tags in March 2004 which should give you an idea of
when the split happened.

Let me know if you need help navigating Ant's code.

> Happy to report back fixes, but I'm doing almost a blackbox approach
> for getting the plexus stuff back to the ASF. Of course it's ALv1.1
> licensed, but some folks took the provenience in question...

> Our current approach is to write TCK tests for the codehaus plexus
> classes and then implement own versions without looking at the
> original code.

I'm glad I don't share your problems ;-)

Seriously, I am subscribed to maven-dev and was aware of what you are
doing and your approach likely is the best you can do to support
existing plugins.


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