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Subject RE: Capturing ANT Output
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2000 20:27:05 GMT

I've finally gotten the spare day to go over your VisualAge for Java tasks,
Wolf, and I have to say they were very good.  Peter Kelly also donated a
couple of VAJ tasks, which I merged into yours.

There are a couple of things I have changed:

1.  The package is now rather
than  Hopefully, any other IDE
extensions can go there or in subpackages.
2. Renamed VAJExportPackages to VAJExport.  Rationale: We may want to
implement finer grained exporting in the future, so lets keep the class
name generic.
3. Added a few checks for robustness sake.  For example, if we can't load a
Workspace, it now throws a BuildException.
4. Added a VAJImport task for completness, inspired by a task of the same
name from Peter.  You can add the contents of any fileset into a project,
which will be created if it doesn't exist in the Workspace.

By the end of the day, I'll have the file updated, and
update the build.xml file to ignore those classes unless it can find the
VisualAge for Java IDE Utility classes.  Expect docs tomorrow.

Glenn McAllister
Software Developer. IBM Toronto Lab, (416) 448-3805
"An approximate answer to the right question is better than the
right answer to the wrong question." - John W. Tukey

Please respond to

To:   "''" <>
Subject:  RE: Capturing ANT Output

> From: Stefan Bodewig []
> You could even bypass Main and directly work with a Project object I
> think.
We are currently developing a Plugin for Visual Age for Java
which will allow to start Ant builds directly from
the VA Workbench. We also started by calling Main
and then switched to creating our own Project object.
Regarding the output we faced a small problem:
Main calls Project.fireBuildStarted() when starting
the build and Project.fireBuildFinished() at the end.
We would like to do the same to trigger the BuildListeners,
but unfortunately both methods are protected.
Could You make these methods public?
(From a seperation of concerns point of view it would
be even better if Project itself would signal
the start and end of a build but I didn't find a
good location for such a change, because Main does
a lot of initialization work after calling fireBuildStarted()).


btw.: Glenn, are You still working on the VA tasks?

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