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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] workspace/subbuild issues
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2001 07:18:55 GMT
At 09:09  12/4/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>* create the concept of workspace so that projects can be built in a
>  DAG and thus enable projects like catalina/tomcat to have an easy
>  build process. It also helps CJAN to a lesser degree and would
>  partially solve the JARs in CVS thing.


>* Project inheritance
>  /for Stephane's explanation see 
>        <>/

-1 Not needed yet - is a convention thing. (We can always formalize this

>* Target inheritance. ie The ability to include targets from other 
>  project files overidining them as necessary (so cascading project
>  files).

-1 templates will do this (even if it is just a primitive include template

>* Add an attribute to <ant> to feed back the environment (properties and
>  taskdefs) from the child build to the parent.

-1 better property scoping management will render this obsolete

>* Allow a target to depend on a target which is in another buildfile.  


>* Allow a target to reference properties defined in another buildfile.

+0 (Nice idea but potential nightmare - needs discussion about possible
ways to limit cross-build file spagettiness - perhaps private vs public


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