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From "Erik Hatcher" <>
Subject Re:
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2002 21:37:54 GMT

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From: "acoliver" <>

> I don't know that user.home is the most appropriate place to put it.  I'm
> going to submit a patch for consideration when I get home (after Saturday)
> to eliminate the file all together in favor of including
> properties in build.xml itself.  This seems to be more standard these

Big +1 (not that my vote counts)

If you need any Ant "best practices" guidance I'd be happy to help out.  I
was cringing when tweaking the Lucene build.xml and should not be there by default, and added if a user needs
to customize something.  Only build.xml should be needed to build a system.
Many projects include a file that documents settings
that can be changed and such - so perhaps just put all the properties into
build.xml, comment out ("#") the properties in (so they
aren't enabled by default) and then rename it to


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