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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: bootstrap.bat for windows users
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:48:11 GMT
I've whipped up an equivalent bootstrap.xml, testing it now...

if it works as expected I will commit it, and a bootstrap and  
bootstrap.bat that will invoke the build.

Then, everyone needs to have Ant 1.6.5 installed (and ant available  
on the PATH) and Cygwin is no longer required.


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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