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From Ian McFarland <>
Subject Re: OS X and ant: Announce: new build of osxize ant task and utility
Date Tue, 14 May 2002 07:47:17 GMT
Yeah, ok, I could do that. Are the OS X bugs collected somewhere? Give 
me a little help getting started, and I'd be happy to take that on. 
(This is going to take < 30 hours a week, right? ;-)

On Monday, May 13, 2002, at 02:46  PM, Steve Loughran wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian McFarland" <>
> To: <>
> Cc: "Ian McFarland" <>; "Alex Chaffee" <>
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 1:24 PM
> Subject: OS X and ant: Announce: new build of osxize ant task and 
> utility
>> Hi dev list folks:
>> I posted the following to ant-user. I also wanted to let the dev folks
>> know that we'll be going through the submission guidelines to make our
>> source code conformant with them, and adding tar output support (using
>> the tar task) so that compatible binaries can be built on Windows 
>> (which
>> doesn't have the needed execute bit.)
>> I also packaged up ant 1.3 into an OS X installer a while back. I'd be
>> happy to do that for 1.4, and 1.5 when it's ready, and generally
>> maintain them. You can download the ant 1.3 installer here:
>> I haven't announced it elsewhere, because I wanted to talk to you dev
>> list folks about it first. I did mention it to Steve Loughran when I 
>> met
>> him last week, and he was encouraging about it. Take a look, and let me
>> know if this is something you'd like me to maintain.
> I think I must have mentioned something about us sending all macos 
> related
> bugreps your way too Ian, right?
>> Not sure yet if it
>> can be integrated into the build process. The OS X installers do have a
>> proprietary archive format. Maybe we can get more info on that from
>> Apple, though.
> What would be good, right now, would be
> a) someone to run the full ant test suite on an OS X box,
> b) someone to take a look at any/all OSX related defects on the list (I
> think there is something wrt jikes and empty dirs), and fix any that 
> show up
> hint hint
> -steve
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