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From "Yoav Shapira" <yo...@computer.org>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6 source organisation
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:31:43 GMT
Overall, I'm +1 on Ant (-0.5 on Maven), and +0 to a single source tree
and other consolidations / clarifications / improvements that'll make
it easier to work with Tomcat's source...

Yoav

On 2/28/06, Remy Maucherat <remm@apache.org> wrote:
> Costin Manolache wrote:
> > Why would you want to change ant ???
>
> I don't, I am asking questions.
>
> > Re. source folders versus modules - we can have both of them, it's not
> > exclusive.
> > Single source tree makes it easy to navigate, more IDE-friendly, etc.
> > The build file can compile as many modules as needed - either by compiling a
> > subset of the tree, or by compiling the entire tree and generating
> > several modules.
>
> Yes, I know.
>
> > IMO it is a bad practice to scatter sources around without very good reason.
> > JDK sources don't seem to be scattered in modules like 'io', 'net',
> > but in packages,
> > and modules for platform-specific stuff.
> >
> > Having a single source tree would also greatly simplify the ant file,
> > and with eclipse
> > it can completely skip the compilation task ( i.e. if the ant file
> > uses the same build/classes
> > dir as eclipse, it'll detect the already-compiled classes and just
> > create the jars, while
> > eclipse can keep the source updated on save ).
>
> Obviously, the build script would be far far simpler. Personally, I am
> also in favor of a single source tree, since it's simply much easier to
> work with.
>
> Rémy
>
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