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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Sandbox for Wayward Ant Tasks
Date Tue, 08 May 2001 17:36:16 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 01:02
Subject: Re: [Proposal] Sandbox for Wayward Ant Tasks

> Tim Vernum <> wrote:
> > An AntOn/AntCallOn/Foreach task is a common example, and there are
> > others.
> AntOn will be part of Ant2, but this is just picking nits.  Your
> general argument holds true.
> > Other than the adminstration difficulties of managing a new cvs
> > module, what is the complaint against having a set of contrib tasks?
> As I'm the one one who proposed it in the Ant2 requirements collecting
> phase, I can't completely answer this.
> One problem I see is the status of committers for this contrib
> module.  If you restrict ant-contrib committers to current Ant
> committers, you don't gain anything - if you hand out commit access
> more freely, you will have to define some rules, as every committer
> could tinker with every contributed task.

Yes, soon it becomes a bit of nightmare.

Alternatively, encourage 'incorporated' projects to set up on sourceforge,
where ASL and GPL licenses are both easily supported, and the ant web pages
just list these projects in the external resources list.


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