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From Antoine Levy-Lambert <>
Subject Re: Core Tasks and Resource Collections
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 06:33:13 GMT
Good morning Stefan,

nice work.

I do not know about all the optional tasks.

I think that supporting resources for the Perforce tasks for instance
would be a kludge, because p4.exe works against the filesystem anyway.

Resources make sense for tasks which are coded against a Java API and
which can take streams as input or output instead of files.

Maybe for the FTP Task ? Would we also make a FTPResource ?

Can we change the AntClassLoader (so definer, typedef, taskdef) to
support resources in classpath ?
For instance put in the class path all the jars which are in the
WEB-INF/lib directory of a war file, without explicitly unpacking the
war file.


Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>Hi all,
>I've been travelling yesterday which gave me plenty of time sitting in
>a train with a power supply available to me, the result you've already
>seen in a bunch of commit messages.
>AFAICS all core tasks now support resource collections, at least where
>it made sense.  I'm not sure how/if I'm going to tackle the optional
>tasks since I lack means of compiling quite a few of them.  JUnit's
>batchtest already supports resource collections instead of filesets.

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