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From "Ted Neward" <>
Subject Re: JOnAS integration into Jakarta/ANT
Date Sat, 02 Feb 2002 00:57:44 GMT
My point is simply that if various EJB vendors want to create Ant tasks that
are specific to their product (as the suggestion below is to JOnAS), then
let those Ant tasks ship with those vendors' products. There's no reason the
global Ant distribution needs to be a "kitchen sink" of every possible task
anyone ever conceived of--let's keep Ant lean-n-mean instead of a fat Swiss
Army Knife (you know the kind, the ones that look really cool sitting in the
glass counter but turn out to be too bulky and unwieldy and of no use to
anyone except as a showpiece?).

Ted Neward
{.NET || Java} Course Author & Instructor, DevelopMentor

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Donald" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: JOnAS integration into Jakarta/ANT

> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002 10:19, Ted Neward wrote:
> > There's actually a fairly good argument for not including it into the
> > distribution, since otherwise that offers the precedent that somehow Ant
> > should contain tasks for every vendor and open-source product on the
> > planet. Since a JOnAS Ant task would only be of interest to JOnAS
> > developers, why not simply ship said task with JOnAS? Why does it need
> > ship with Ant?
> I haven't looked at the taks and no very little about it. However I
> it is because it needs modifications to a core task and thus they can't
> ship it separately?
> Anyways few committers are active in EJB stuff except Conor and he prolly
> just hasn't gotten to it yet. However if nothing happens in a bit and
> has no objections to it? Then I will apply the patch  but I don't know
> anything about the code so there will be absolutely no way I will be able
> verify it works or anything remotely equivelent :)
> --
> Cheers,
> Pete
> *------------------------------------------------------*
> | "Common sense is the collection of prejudices        |
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