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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: classlib test suite status emails?
Date Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:07:25 GMT
Why have a static file?  Why not just generate from the modules 
manifests?  Then the error can only be in one place - the dependent 
module... right?

geir

George Harley wrote:
> Hi Anton,
> 
> It is a good idea if it helps developers build up a map of how the class 
> library modules relate to one another. I am not currently sure how such 
> a top level description file can be incorporated into the kind of scheme 
> I was thinking about. I will certainly look for opportunities to factor 
> this information out to a higher level if possible.
> 
> Best regards,
> George
> 
> 
> Anton Avtamonov wrote:
>> On 4/12/06, George Harley <george.c.harley@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>  
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Thanks for your comments.
>>>
>>> Working on the "walk first then try to run" principle, I will try to
>>> start adding in "run.dependants.tests" targets to individual modules'
>>> build.xml scripts over the next few days. Text seems like a good
>>> candidate to start.
>>>     
>>
>> George,
>> Just a raw idea: it is possible to have description of all
>> dependencies located in a single place out of individual modules? As
>> XML file for instance?
>>
>> As I understoond you are going to list all the dependencies right in
>> the build.xml of each module. IMHO, such approach makes not too easy
>> to understand the dependencies. I would suppose to have some XML file
>> representing kind of dependency table which is accessed by the
>> build.xml of each module (by some specific target.
>> run.dependants.tests is fine) to retreive the particular list of
>> dependencies for the particular module.
>> Having all the dependencies in the single place would simplify their
>> support. Besides, I expect it would be not too difficult to create
>> XSLT to generate HTML table in the perfect human-readable form...
>>
>> As I said that is just an idea. I'm not experienced in ant-scripting,
>> not sure if that is good idea and how it difficult to implement.
>>
>>
>> Wishes,
>> -- 
>> Anton Avtamonov,
>> Intel Middleware Products Division
>>
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