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From "Erik Hatcher" <>
Subject Re: [SUBMIT] Refactor & combination of mail tasks
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2002 17:59:32 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Murdoch" <>
> Some backward-compatibility questions:
> * What do we do with the <mimemail> task?  Deprecate it?


> * The refactored task is in a new package (  Do we need to
> keep the old task classes hanging around?

+0, but someone already said we should for backwards compatibility.

> * The current <mail> task ignores the message attribute if one or more
> are specified.  Is this a bug?  The refactored task always includes the
> message if one is present.  Any problems with going with the new

No problems going to the new behavior from me.  Then again, I don't use
<mail>  :)

> * By default, the refactored task will use mime or uuencode encoding, in
> favour of plain encoding.  To be strictly backwards-compatible it should
> default to plain, regardless of what encoders are present.  Seems a bit
> pedantic, really.  Any problems with making the default mime, uuencode,
> plain in that order?

Sounds good to me.

Thanks for helping out on this one.  Ain't it great to do Ant 1.x
development now?!  :)


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