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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: Ant 1.9 & Task Packaging
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2002 14:50:27 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:

> Ant2 has not happened because the only reason some people want to contribute 
> to it is to see their names as authors and they want to "own" ant core and 
> control its evolution to one degree or another. 

Are you referring to me? That's OK - I still love ya, Pete, but please, 
let us not be coy.

>>Further, if we're really moving to a container architecture with Ant2, then
>>we should define a spec for the build file, execution engine, and task
>>extensions API through a JSR and have a separate jakarta project for the
>>optional task libraries, similar to the "taglibs" project that provides
>>libraries for extending JSP. That project would build many jar files, which
>>could be included in the project via build file reference & descriptor as
>>mentioned above.
> +1
> I have campaigned for this many a time but everytime there is a committer 
> that will veto it ... 

Just to be clear - you are not supporting a JSR style process, are you?


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