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From ruel loehr <>
Subject Re: Looking for home for DBPatch Ant task
Date Sat, 12 Apr 2008 17:57:43 GMT

I've also had to develop a homebaked solution to do the same.   +1 for
getting it into ant or at least hosting it somewhere.     

Since ant-contrib is all but dead, is it time for a new "official"
ant-contrib project?

Andrus Adamchik-4 wrote:
> I developed an Ant task to maintain an evolving database schema via a  
> series of SQL scripts called "db patches". Now looking for an advice  
> from the Ant community on what would be a good home for such task.
> Some background... The task was developed by a single ASF committer  
> (me) in the course of Apache Cayenne development [1]. Cayenne project  
> already includes a number of Cayenne-specific Ant tasks, but this one  
> sticks out in that it has nothing to do with Cayenne. It is a generic  
> task that any project with a database can use. So Cayenne is not a  
> good home for it.
> Since it is a general-purpose task, making it an Ant core or an  
> optional task seems appropriate. It requires no incubation or a code  
> donation grant, as it was developed 100% within the ASF. Also it has  
> no external dependencies except for Ant (and a runtime dependency on a  
> JDBC driver).
> On the other hand it implies a certain simple workflow, so it is  
> somewhat different form say Copy or Tar.
> Also it is small enough to maintain it as a standalone project.
> So what are the thoughts of the Ant developers on that?
> Thanks,
> Andrus Adamchik
> [1]
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