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From Peter Donald <>
Subject XDoclet stability was Re: more undocumented attrs
Date Sat, 22 Jun 2002 11:43:47 GMT

At 07:26 AM 6/22/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>On a related note, I'm still using the old XDoclet and have not upgraded.
>Upgrading will require lots of refactoring because the API changed.

As related to this. Your on their development lists - can you tell me when 
they are going to stabilize the API?

A whole chunk of my projects rely on XDoclet and I think it is a fantastic 
tool. However every 2-3 weeks I end up having to completely rewrite some of 
the tasks because the API changes. Is there a published API or anything 
that is stable like that?

It is getting very frustrating - so much so that I just don't bother 
updating the projects using xdoclet which of course causes a whole tree of 
failures in Gump. The instability of XDoclet is also halting a proposal I 
am trying to make in another project.

SO I guess I am asking when will it stop ? ;P

If the answer is not soon. Do you think it would be useful to do a quick 
hack using normal javadoc tool and velocity. Basically small and simple 
doing absolute minimum we need but at least stable? When/if XDoclet 
stabilizes we can revert to it. Beside Velocity is so much more intuitive 
for templating ;)


Peter Donald
"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind,
and proving that there is no need to do so - almost
everyone gets busy on the proof."
              - John Kenneth Galbraith

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