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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: New Optional Tasks
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2002 13:13:05 GMT
Thanks for the good word about WebObjects ;-)

Erik Hatcher wrote:
> I think it would be best if the tasks and maintenance burden lie closest to
> those that do WO development.

WOProject team will be committed to the maintenance of these tasks as a 
part of Ant just as we are doing it now.

   Technically there is nothing about your tasks
> that require they be embedded within the Ant distribution.  We are currently
> pushing back on taking on such tasks within Ant's core.  If other committers
> are for it, then I support that, but it still is unlikely that your tasks
> would make it into Ant 1.5 (there are only a few days left for the feature
> cut-off).

As far as dates go I was looking 1-2 month into the future to finialize 
what we have. By than there might be a new development release in the 
works. We will definiteley wait till this happens.

> I commend you for keeping the WebObjects world alive!  I support your
> efforts!  I've had the pleasure of working in the WO-world in the past
> myself although not currently.
>     Erik
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrus Adamchik" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 7:39 PM
> Subject: New Optional Tasks
>>I am curious what is the process of offering new optional tasks to be
>>included in Ant? What are the guidelines and criteria?
>>What I have in mind is a couple of tasks that are a part of WOProject
>>[ ]. They deal with support of java
>>projects that use WebObjects [] from NeXT/Apple.
>>WebObjects (even though living in obsurity in the mainstream Java world)
>>is one of the best application servers out there. It has rather big (and
>>growing) dedicated community of developers. "Officially" WebObjects
>>projects are built using Makefiles. Ant is a savior in this area just
>>like in many other places.
>>Since Ant has quiet a few tasks that work with products from commercial
>>vendors, I thought it would be appropriate to suggest WOProject tasks
>>for inclusion. Most tasks are in production state already, some will be
>>there soon. WOProject current license is a copy of Apache License, so
>>there is no problems on this side either.
>>Before WOProject team finalizes the new release, I'd like to know what
>>is involved in making this an optional ant task.
>>- Andrei (a.k.a. Andrus) Adamchik
>>Home of Cayenne - O/R Persistence Framework
>>email: andrus-jk at objectstyle dot org

- Andrei (a.k.a. Andrus) Adamchik
Home of Cayenne - O/R Persistence Framework
email: andrus-jk at objectstyle dot org

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