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From Scott Sanders <>
Subject Re: [RT] Moving gump forward
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2004 19:53:50 GMT
>> My latest try was vindico, an ant-based gump.  I got far enough to 
>> see things building and so on, but not far enough to do the 
>> project.xml override/inheritance.  I do believe it was a viable 
>> model, the biggest issue being that I was still using java products 
>> to build java products, and Sam had warned me about these types of 
>> things.  I only stopped because Adam had started pushing more and 
>> more code into Gumpy, and I liked the idea of using non-Java to build 
>> Java.  That, and he was coding much more than I was :)
>> In short, there are a couple of gotchas with an ant-based gump, but I 
>> think it is completly doable.  My other ambitions with vindico were 
>> more what we are talking about today: doing history on all builds, 
>> trying to find who to blame (usually 1 side of a 2-sided interface), 
>> moving more toward some type of continuous integration, federation of 
>> gumps (so that I am only building 4 projects), etc.
> I think that gump should *NOT* try to reinvent the wheel and simply 
> make sense of what the projects already do.
> Keep in mind that gump is currently a top level project and we aim at 
> building *EVERYTHING* the ASF does, including HTTPD.

Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying or vice versa, but I am 
in favor of sticking with Gumpy, and expanding it to include anything 
that can be built, including C code.


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