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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: bootstrap.bat for windows users
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 22:57:08 GMT
Well, as much as I hate windows... and more so batch... I understand  
your point.

I think the best way would be to use Ant for the bootstrap tasks.


On Aug 22, 2006, at 3:14 PM, Jeff Genender wrote:

> Jacek Laskowski wrote:
>> On 8/22/06, Jason Dillon <> wrote:
>>> I meant to just use Ant... if we end up using antrun from the
>>> bootstrap it will end up causing other antrun's to fail later on
>>> since some of them need additional dependencies... which won't work.
>> Oh, didn't think about it. Are you really suggesting to use Ant  
>> beside
>> Maven? It's getting too complicated to just get started. When do you
>> think bootstrap will go away? Is it worth to talk about it any more?
>> Jacek
> I hope this is not taken it is not meant that way...
> I think it is worth talking about, especially when we think bootstrap
> will go away.  I respect Jason's disdain for Windows, but it also  
> is the
> most used and most popular OS...which means it probably represents a
> large base of our community. :)
> IMHO, if we are to continue with the bootstrap, then I think it is
> reasonable to support both *nix and Windows.  No...I am not  
> volunteering
> as I have other things on my plate, but I think if Mark D. wants to  
> take
> on supporting the Windows side, I cannot find a negative in this.  
> What I
> do not think is reasonable is forcing any user to have to install  
> Cygwin
> (even though I love it) to build G on Windows.  Cygwin is a fairly  
> large
> install and I have been at companies where one is forbidden to have it
> on corporate machines.
> So, my point is, if the bootstrap is short lived, then disregard my
> opinion ;-)  But if it's gonna be with us for a while, lets allow the
> Windows bat version if Mark is willing to support it...or find  
> something
>  (like ant?) that will make it work on our most popular OS systems.
> Jeff

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