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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: AW: [jira] Created: (FOR-535) Create a plugins task for ANT
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:16:23 GMT
>>Create a plugins task for ANT
>>        Key: FOR-535
>>        URL:
>>The ant file for loading and mounting plugins is horribly
>>complex now that we are using versioned plugins. I've used
>>lots of if elements and mutable properties from the
>>ant-contrib package. In my view when you overuse these tasks
>>it generally means you should have a specialised ANT task to
>>handle the logic. ANT is not supposed to be a programming language.
>>We need to create an ANT task for the handling the
>>installation of plugns so that we have more control over what
>>is going on (for example, we can remove the need to have an
>>unversioned plugin to fall back on).
... wrote:
> Maybe the Maven Ant tasks could helpful (in a wider) context?

Well, not much, but still so.

I'm trying to use them for Cocoon, but I'm having problems, as they are
Alpha-2, and I'm working with the Maven developers to make them work
well. I will propose them here too, after they work in Cocoon, but for
them moment I would not use them here.

I'll take a look at what Ross has done and see if I have any idea.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
            - verba volant, scripta manent -
   (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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