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From "Magesh Umasankar" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] User defined types and tasks to be loaded before default ones are...
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2002 15:04:21 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Conor MacNeill" <>

> I think the reliance on system properties may be a problem. It will not be
> evident from a build file what tasks definitions are in use and therefore
> build files become a bit more mysterious to users. Taking a build file
> one environment to another is not guaranteed to work and there is no hint
> the build file itself about what definitions/libraries are missing.

All your observations are correct - I just want this in as an
interim solution which may very well be pulled off before
the next release provided a better patch is made.  Meanwhile,
this is just a temporary bridge, if you may...

> Today, taskdefs are either the standard ant ones or those explicitly
> in the buildfile. Even with <antlib> you need to somehow specify which
> libraries are in use even if you can "install" them simply by dropping
> some known location.
> Conor


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