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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Simplifying the ant files?
Date Fri, 16 Jun 2006 11:16:20 GMT

On 16 June 2006 at 11:07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just sent a note with a subset of these same concerns!
> That's quite the laundry list ...
> Mark Hindess wrote:
> >
> > 6) Mikhail (IIRC?) modified a few of the module build files to use
> > macros.  I like this idea (in fact one of my earlier abandoned JIRAs
> > took it quite a bit further) because it helps to hide the less
> > important details of what is going on away from the important ones -
> > in the case of the modules leaving only differences between modules.
> As long as I can understand what is happening with a quick glance --
> let's not get 'clever' ;-)

Nothing much 'cleverer' than the macros Mikhail has already started 
using.  It'll take a while to get there but I was thinking of bringing
the macros out to the shared/imported ant file(s).

See modules/crypto/make/common/build.xml for example.

> > 8) Running "ant -f make/build.xml" from a module sub-directory doesn't
> > actually clean the main compiled classes.  (I think this is pretty
> > important to getting consistent expected behaviour so I'm looking at
> > this right now and will fix it shortly unless anyone shouts.)
> > 
> > Well, these are some of the things that are bothering me.  I suspect
> > others have other issues?
> Related to the build or in general :-p ?

"In general" would be a much, much longer list. ;-)

> I'd like to be able to download dependencies from the top-level script
> too, so
> svn co ...
> cd ...
> ant get-depends (or whatever)
> ant             (builds everything)
> ant test
> and you are done.

Yes, definitely.  This was intended to be covered by the ant API in
issue 1.


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