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From "Shyam Koppikar" <vkopp...@tds.net>
Subject Re: Build.xml standardization
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2001 04:07:42 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Ruby" <rubys@us.ibm.com>
To: <alexandria-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: Build.xml standardization


> Daniel Rall wrote:
> >
> > +1 on no build.{sh,bat} files...users should install Ant and use the
> > `ant` command.
>
> For that to work, Ant has to maintain backwards compatibility (which they
> have been pretty good about lately), and projects can't step up to the
> latest features until it has been released.
>
> Peter changed the jar task to accept a "file" attribute, deprecated
> "jarfile", and then proceeded to check in an updated ant.jar into the
> avalon projects.
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
> P.S.  From personal experience, you can say that nobody should check in
Ant
> jars or have build.{sh,bat} files, but people will check them in anyway.
> Even "-1"'s won't stop them.  That's why I wrote Gump.  I have a single
> build script which can build any project with the collection of jars that
I
> specify.  The fact that it produces nags that some people find helpful is
> just a fortunate byproduct . ;-)
>
>
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