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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: bootstrap.bat for windows users
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2006 01:16:33 GMT
Jason,

Why not use the ant-run plugin for maven instead of a build.xml?

http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-antrun-plugin/

Jeff



Jason Dillon wrote:
> 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.
> 
> --jason
> 
> 
> On Aug 22, 2006, at 3:14 PM, Jeff Genender wrote:
> 
>>
>> Jacek Laskowski wrote:
>>> On 8/22/06, Jason Dillon <jason@planet57.com> 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 negatively...as 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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