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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: New rmic factory
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2001 10:49:39 GMT
Ken Wood <> wrote:

> Actually, this cuts to one of the Ant 1.2 requirements I want to
> propose - and maybe it's already covered. The requirement is that
> Ant provide a good API and VERY GOOD documentation on it's use so
> that tasks don't have so much cut and pasted code scattered across
> the tasks.

I think this is covered by

>> * provide utility classes to aid in building tasks. ie like up-to-date
>>   functionality abstracted
>>   Need to become more specific here.

> Another requirement, which I believe has been covered, but I'll
> mention for insurance sake, is the ability to add new tasks to ant
> by some type of 'drop in' or 'plug in' mechanism that is simple and
> clean.

Is on the list - and one of the features that I'm most certain of,
that it will get approved.

> Having to edit and re-build the jars just to get
> a new task to appear built in is not ideal



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