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From "Benson Margulies" <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (CXF-1509) Ant tasks don't support all the options of their corresponding commands
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:54:55 GMT
Well, as you've noticed, I went and took the few simple steps needed to dust
off, deliver, and document the ant-tasks as we have them.

I think we should move this to the list to see if anyone else is posessed of
an opinion.

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 12:17 AM, Glen Mazza (JIRA) <> wrote:

>    [
> Glen Mazza commented on CXF-1509:
> ---------------------------------
> I don't think you need to worry about this, for the simple reason that I
> don't think we really need to have Ant tasks anyway.  The <java/> task
> guarantees a 100% mapping between the wsdl2java options and what you can do
> with Ant (See step #5, GenerateCXFWrapper, of here[1]).  In addition, it
> guarantees by definition identical option values between the command-line
> and the ant-version ([2]), and hence no additional documentation is
> necessary for us to maintain or for users to read.
> As for, "using Ant <java/> is more difficult than us providing our own Ant
> wrapper", true, but you don't have to worry about that either, because the
> IQ needed to work intelligently with web services is much, much higher than
> the IQ needed to understand the Ant <java/> task.  So you don't have to
> worry about people being able to do the former but not the latter, because
> such people don't exist.  (Such a concern would be tantamount to worrying
> that a calculus book is missing a multiplication table on the inside front
> cover.)
> Finally, the % of people using Ant is decreasing compared to Maven,
> Eclipse, and Command Line--I think Ant users can chug along quite happily
> with the <java/> task.  FWIW, personally speaking, I would prefer the
> <java/> task over our own anyway, because I know its options are identical
> to the command-line ones--i.e., I would have nothing extra to read.
> [1]
> [2]
> > Ant tasks don't support all the options of their corresponding commands
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >                 Key: CXF-1509
> >                 URL:
> >             Project: CXF
> >          Issue Type: Bug
> >          Components: Tooling
> >    Affects Versions: 2.1
> >            Reporter: Benson Margulies
> >
> > There are several wsdl2java and java2ws options that would make sense in
> ant which are not included in the ant tasks.
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