incubator-zeta-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Jerome Renard <jerome.ren...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [zeta-dev] Migration from Make to Ant
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:59:31 GMT
Hi Gavin,

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:46 AM, Gav... <gavin@16degrees.com.au> wrote:
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Derick Rethans [mailto:derick@apache.org]
>> Sent: Tuesday, 12 April 2011 6:13 AM
>> To: zeta-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: [zeta-dev] Migration from Make to Ant
>>
>> On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Jerome Renard wrote:
>>
>> > I started to create an Ant based version of the Makefile available in
>> > website/
>> >
>> > The problem with the Makefile is that it does not work at all on Mac
>> > Os X and is kind of hard to read.
>>
>> I am afraid that nobody else uses Ant here, so I would oppose that.
>
> Have you asked every user of Zetacomponents whether or not they use
> Ant? Where are the emails and replies for that?
>
> This is an open source project in an open source world housed at an
> open source organisation. You cannot oppose volunteers scratching
> their own itch. If jerome wants to provide an Ant alternative I
> do not see the harm.
>
> If Jerome then wants to replace Make with Ant then that is another matter
> but still something that 'you' personally cannot oppose, that is a decision
> for the Podling PMC or the Incubator PMC, no one person has power here
> and the sooner folks realise this the sooner you might start attracting
> those
> new committers your board report said you needed.

Well I think I should have explained the context which lead me to translate
the Makefile to its Ant equivalent.

At the end of last week I was discussing with Tobias as couple of things about
the documentation and patches I had for it. I then realized the Makefile simply
did not work on my laptop and after spending quite some time to fix stuff here
and there with no acceptable results I thought it would be easier and faster to
use something more cross-platform than this Makefile.

The choice of Ant came naturally because:
1. it is cross-platform (well if you do not use system specific
executables of course :))
2. it is an ASF project

So using a ASF cross-platform tool looked like the right choice to me.

-- 
Jérôme Renard
http://39web.fr | http://jrenard.info | http://twitter.com/jeromerenard

Mime
View raw message