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From "Stephen McConnell \(DPML\)" <>
Subject RE: ComponentHelper replacement
Date Tue, 27 Jun 2006 01:45:30 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Loughran [] 


Apologies for the delay in responding (have been 
swamped with moving house and the cup).

> > I think that part of the problem here is that Ant is 
> > bootstrapping itself from nothing and as a 
> > consequence we have an overly complex build file that does not 
> > generate the information needed for rapid problem 
> > identification/resolution by the non-committer community.
> that sounds like one of my comments. Programmatic use of ant 
> is always secondary. Do we want to change that? 
> If so, how?
> -split out libraries for execution, java exec, other misc 
> things -complete programmatic use of ant without problems

I'm thinking along the lines of moving the ant codebase structure to 
something that reflects a project codebase per jar file where each 
project (a.k.a. ant-sub-project) would have its own build file, 
clearly identified dependencies, testcases, and resulting artifacts.

Could this be a feasible post-1.7 objective?

Cheers, Steve.

Stephen McConnell

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