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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Collecting requirements for Ant2
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2001 06:49:30 GMT
Charles Burdick <> wrote:

> - Clean distinction between ant-core and ant-tasks, both in codebase
> and communication.


> I'd like to see the ant-dev list split into 2 mailing lists, one for
> ant-core and one for ant-tasks.

I don't think this is necessary - ant-core would become a very quiet
place once Ant2 was released. Most core developers would be writing
tasks as well, and task writers would better be aware of changes to
the core (and not only aware but their opinion should matter).

> - Reduce the scope of the "built-in" tasks to those that are
> essential,


> - In ant-core, flesh out and strengthen interfaces that standardize
> and generalize most of the tasks in ant-tasks.

Oh yes!

> - Use log4j rather than the custom logging found in Ant1 (this would
> allow custom ant extensions to play nice with other custom
> libraries).

sounds fine, especially since log4j has become a jakarta project 8-)


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