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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: [RT] maven and gump
Date Mon, 05 May 2003 19:46:15 GMT
Adam Jack wrote:
> 	My concern (speaking only for myself) is not for the implementation
> 	language, but for the bootstrap-ability.
> I understand (and respect) your view of buildtime tools, it'd be
> un-gump-like to be otherwise.
> I didn't make it clear, but what I was proposing with Ruper was a "configure
> time" tool (one time, or before each time) that would take the "list of
> missing packages" and attempt to resolve and download up-to-date copies of
> those. I guess this is about as "out of the build tree" as Python.

As long as Ruper is in development, I will want to be able use the 
version of Ruper I am able to build.

If, for example, Ruper can be build using only Ant and JDK1.4, then 
there is no problem.  It could be run during the build.

> regards,
> Adam

- Sam Ruby

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