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From Peter Donald <>
Subject [vote] Intermediate directory name change to Target?
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2001 23:44:31 GMT

A while ago there was an attempt to standardize build environments between 
apache projects. It was never that successful because of inter-project 
conflicts for various conventions. One of those conventions was the name of 
intermediate directory. Many projects use build/, others use bin/classes, 
bin/javadoc etc. However some projects (turbine et al) use build directory to 
refer to build scripts and descriptors and some designate bin/** as location 
of project specific tools. 

Anyways a pseudo convention of using "target/" as intermediate directory has 
occured in commons/struts projects. Because this doesn't cause any conflicts 
and thus could be integrated into all apache projects (ignoring egos) I say 
we move towards it. The easier it is to build projects the more likely we are 
to see developers work with Apache.

Anyways heres my




* "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, *
* and proving that there is no need to do so - almost *
* everyone gets busy on the proof."                   *
*              - John Kenneth Galbraith               *

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