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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [HttpComponents] build-common.xml
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2006 14:04:41 GMT
On 03/08/06, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I am a big fan of Ant 1.6 feature that enables multiple modules to share
> common build tasks. This makes build files of individual modules much
> cleaner and less prone to errors. Unfortunately this poses a problem
> preventing us from including Ant build files into the source
> distribution of HttpComponents modules, as build files are dependent on
> a specific location of build-common.xml in the file system.

Can't one use relative path names here?

> Secondly, I am about to start changing the SVN structure of HttpCore
> module in order to introduce sub-modules, which will also require a
> significant rewrite of build-common.xml and will make it even more
> complex.
>
> This all leads to believe that we will be much better off with
> self-contained build.xml and should do away with build-common.xml. The
> inevitable duplication of common tasks in individual build files seems
> like a lesser evil to me.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Oleg
>
>
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