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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: optional tasks web page for ANT 2 ? or before ?
Date Mon, 22 Apr 2002 03:49:35 GMT
On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:31, Cyrille Morvan wrote:
> It was very difficult for me to integrate a JOnAS EJB task in ant, it seems
> now
> to be impossible to integrate my jythonc task (
> )

Yep this is an unfortunate side-effect of current structure of ant. Ant2 will 
hopefully enable a much more decentralized structure where you can drop in 
arbitrary tasks in a far easier fashion.

> I think ANT need an official website to reference the optional tasks,
> not integrated into ANT. To help user to find and download the tasks
> that they need. A more dynamic page that the " External Tools and Tasks "
> page.

I would recomend looking at ant-contrib on sourceforge. It has a bunch of 
tasks not developed by ant-dev that look good. The rule lawyers haven't got 
to it yet so it should be much easier to get stuff integrated over there. I 
would love to see you developing tasks and having regular releases over 
there. It may even be possible to include those tasks in ant distribution (at 
least as unsupported by ant-dev) in the future.

> But is there any already started project ? Else do you think that's a good
> idea ?

I think it is a great idea and would allow much more focused development of 
new task libraries.


Peter Donald

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