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From Gintautas Grigelionis <g.grigelio...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ant Contrib
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:05:56 GMT
Thanks for the comment. IMHO, if there ever would be an Ant Contrib 2.0, it
should contain at least

antcallback
antfetch
for
if (I see use cases where xmlns:if is more cumbersome :-)
outofdate
switch
trycatch/throw
switch
stopwatch (for those who like adding timers in the script rather than using
a listener)
math (although it might be easier using JavaScript scriptdef nowadays)
propertycopy
propertyregex
propertyselector (what would be a replacement here?)
urlencode
limit
antclipse (perhaps enhanced with multirootfileset)
inifile
verifydesign

http task(s) deserve a separate antlib. The tasks on the block are

assert
foreach
runtarget
timestampselector
antserver
performancemonitor
osfamily
shellscript
sortlist
variable
forget
compilewithwalls

Gintas

2017-06-05 15:13 GMT+02:00 Jan Matèrne (jhm) <apache@materne.de>:

> Some years ago there were a discussion about having ant-contrib a part of
> Ant.
> Result was that it wasn't possible due IP (and therefore legal) reasons.
>
> Having a look at the tasklist [1] there are some I would use:
> * antcallback: maybe enhance <antcall>
> * antfetch: maybe (same base idea as antcallback)
> * assert: not required, you could use antunit
> * foreach: no in favour of 'for'
> * for: yep
> * if: not required since xmlns:if is available
> * outofdate: no idea
> * runtarget: no: use <ant> or <macrodef> or <antcall>
> * switch: maybe, but would be in contra to <if>, you could use <antcall
> target="prefix${value}">
> * throw: no, maybe enhance <fail>
> * timetstampselector: no; nice idea but I would investigate more in using
> resource collections and all existing selectors, not only the tstamp one
> * trycatch: maybe
> * httppost: yep
> * antserver: no
> * performancemonitor: no, use ProfileLogger [2]
> * stopwatch: no, use [2]
> * osfamily: use <os> condition
> * shellscript: use <script>
> * math: unsure, why do you want to calculate in a buildfile? (small
> calculations can be done with <propertyfile>)
> * propertycopy: maybe we should promote the props antlib [3] ...
> * propertyselector: no
> * pathtofileset: unsure
> * propertyregex: maybe, but maybe I also should have a deeper look into
> props-antlib
> * sortlist: no
> * urlencode: maybe
> * variable: no, you may use <local> in a <macrodef>
> * forget: no, exec+spawn
> * limit: unsure; the timeout for long-running tests is done on the CI
> server these days
> * antclipse: no (unstable)
> * compilewithwalls: no (deprecated)
> * inifile: maybe (primarily use outside the java world? do we need a
> <registry> task? A windows-antlib?)
> * verifydesign: unsure; a breaking build would be a clear signal; but
> tools like SonarQube and all the architectural tools (I should have a look
> at ;) are much more powerful than this
>
>
>
> Jan
>
>
> [1] http://ant-contrib.sourceforge.net/tasks/tasks/index.html
> [2] http://ant.apache.org/manual/listeners.html#ProfileLogger
> [3] http://ant.apache.org/antlibs/props/index.html
>
>
>
>
> > -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Gintautas Grigelionis [mailto:g.grigelionis@gmail.com]
> > Gesendet: Montag, 5. Juni 2017 06:22
> > An: Ant Developers List; Paul King
> > Betreff: Re: Ant Contrib
> >
> > Jan was having a problem with JaCoCo last week because of multiple
> > copies of ASM library on the classpath because he was building both Ant
> > and Ivy in the same workspace. He mentioned making some checks on the
> > contents of the classpath. I thought it was appropriate to remind of a
> > solution that was proposed 12 years ago :-)
> >
> > Gintas
> >
> > 2017-06-05 6:16 GMT+02:00 Paul King <paulk@asert.com.au>:
> >
> > > On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 7:47 PM, Gintautas Grigelionis <
> > > g.grigelionis@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > [...]
> > > > P.S. While we're at it, in the light of the latest ASM debacle, I'm
> > > > interested in improving Ant classloader task
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > >
> > > Which ASM issue(s) are you referring to? Is there a link to some
> > > discussions?
> > >
> > > Cheers, Paul.
> > >
>
>
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