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From Glenn McAllister <gl...@somanetworks.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] task/documentation writer's business
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2001 20:51:06 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> * Add a new datatype filterset to group token-filters

+1

> * make usage of particular filters/filtersets explicit in copy tasks

+1

> * make facade tasks for things like javac (JikesImpl, ModernImpl etc)

+1

> * unify multiple similar tasks to use similar forms (ie all the javacc
>   type tools)

+1

> * Obfuscating task

+1

> * Add an <ant> task that will find build files according to a fileset
>   and invokes a common target in them.
>
>   <anton>?

+1 to anton.

> * Add a JavaApply task that executes a given class with files from a
>   fileset as arguments - similar to <apply>.

+1

> * Include some more sophisticated loggers with the Ant distribution -
>   especially for sending emails. Make the existing one more flexible
>   (stylesheet used by XmlLogger).

+1

> * make the default logger's output clear, informative, and terse.

+0.  I'm more with Conor on this than anything.  I like the current output.

> * Better docs.
>
>   More examples. Tutorials, beginner documents, reference sheets for
>   tasks, printable version.

+1

> * RPM task.

+1

> * add an attribute to <property> to read in an entire file as the
>   value of a property.

+1, but what was the motivation for this again?

> * Task for splitting files (head/tail/split like functionality).

+1

> * Task to create XMI from Java.

+1

> * socksified networking tasks, SSH tasks.

+1

> * a reachable task that works much like available for network URLs.

+1

> * make PATH handling consistent. Every task that has a PATH attribute
>   must also accept references to PATHs.

+1

> * Task to extract classes from a JAR file that a given class depends
>   on.
>
>   Based on <depend> or IBM's JAX for example.

+1

> * Unify <available> and <uptodate> into a more general <condition>
>   task, support AND/OR of several tests here.

+0.  I guess we are getting pushed down that road.

> * jsp-compilation task

+1

> * URL-spider task that checks links for missing content or server errors

+1

Glenn

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