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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Ant source tree reorganization
Date Tue, 18 May 2010 12:33:15 GMT
On 2010-05-18, Jesse Glick <> wrote:

> Should the Ant source tree (src/main/ and perhaps also src/tests/) be
> split into subtrees?

> [ ] No, leave it the way it is - one big tree, using <selector> to
> conditionally compile pieces and route classes to various JARs.

> [ ] Yes, split it into subtrees, where each tree maps to an output
> JAR, may have its own classpath, and is compiled completely or not at
> all.

I have a preference for "leave it the way it is" but not strong enough
to vote against a split.  Count that as an abstain.

> And while we're at it:

> Should ant.jar and ant-nodeps.jar be consolidated?

> [ ] No, leave these as two JAR outputs (and two subtrees if the first
> proposal is accepted).

> [X] Yes, merge them into one ant.jar (and one subtree " " " " " "), to
> include all tasks and types with no linkage-level deps on 3rd-party
> libraries (even if there is an implicit dep on a 3rd-party tool such
> as Perforce), and remove the "Core" vs. "Optional" distinction in the
> manual.

Yes, merge them.

We might leave an empty ant-nodeps.jar around if this helps downstream


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