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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 9688] - [SUBMIT] JavaNcssTask
Date Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:32:27 GMT
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[SUBMIT] JavaNcssTask

sbailliez@apache.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID



------- Additional Comments From sbailliez@apache.org  2002-06-24 09:32 -------
I'm not confortable because the maintenance and support cost is very high and 
distracting while all the effort could be on the core and let people plug in 
their tasks. So it won't help at all if we accept all tasks that are available.

I will copy/paste what Steve Loughran already explained well concerning this 
particular issue:

"FYI we are trying to move away from putting everything in optional.jar and 
move to a world where we can load stuff from jars more easily; once that is 
done we can break up optional jar into pieces anyway. Adding more tasks to ant 
just adds diversionary work.

In particular, for other open source projects we like the tasks to go with the 
projects themselves, if at all possible."

We went through a path that we feel is not good from our own experience and we 
would like to change it so that it benefits to everyone.

Note: I apologize since I did not mean to take JDepend as an example since this 
one has been part of our mistake mission :-). You'll find a number of packages 
with their own tasks in their jar here:
http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/external.html

Hope this clarify the situation. I understand your concern but please try to 
understand ours. Keep in mind that the task explosion is an issue because it 
force committers to have dozen and dozen of packages they are not confortable 
with and they are unable to test. So the overall quality suffer from this.

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