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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks
Date Mon, 20 May 2002 21:46:07 GMT

The antlib proposals all had some renaming policy in them, because it is
when you get into file based loading that confusion arises; single taskdefs
you can do by hand.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks


> Ah... good idea!
>
> This would certainly help in the short-term.
>
> Maybe even have <taskdef> support a FilterChain!  :)  (just kidding)
>
>     Erik
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dominique Devienne" <DDevienne@lgc.com>
> To: "'Ant Developers List'" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:02 PM
> Subject: RE: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks
>
>
> > How about adding a 'prefix' attribute to <taskdef> so you can say
> something
> > like:
> >
> > <taskdef prefix="tomcat"
> >          resource="/org/apache/tomcat/taskdefs.properties"
> >          classpath="${jars}/tomcattask.jar" />
> >
> > All the name get prefixed on the fly with the provided attribute. Kind
of
> > like a poor man namespace mechanism ;-)
> >
> > --DD
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve_l@iseran.com]
> > Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 1:58 PM
> > To: Ant Developers List
> > Subject: Re: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com>
> > To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 11:22 AM
> > Subject: Re: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks
> >
> >
> > > It sure would be nice if the Tomcat folks built a properties file that
> is
> > > included in the distribution so only one <taskdef> is needed rather
than
> > all
> > > of those shown there.  Anyone from there listening?!  :)
> > >
> > >     Erik
> > >
> >
> > They are certainly listening, as remy wontfixed my 'please rename'
bugrep
> > (http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9242) with
> >
> > "I am not in favor of fixing this, as it's not a clean solution. Rather,
I
> > think
> > Ant should add namespace support, as is currently being discussed on the
> > ant-dev
> > mailing list."
> >
> > IMO the fact that we should do a long term solution does not obviate the
> > need to use sensible names for your tasks, and the tomcat 4.1 set have
> just
> > laid claim to some core verbs <deploy>, <list>. They are lucky we chose
> the
> > more verbose <serverdeploy> for our own deployment tasks.
> >
> > Well, I suppose if we break anything, we know where to direct the bug
> > reports.
> >
> > -steve
> >
> >
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