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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: antlib
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2003 17:33:15 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Costin Manolache <> wrote:
>> J2SDK1.2 + defines a mechanism for declaring dependencies.
> As I stated in a different mail, this is not what I meant.

Sorry, I may have missed that. 

To avoid other missunderstandings - I am not refering to the ClassPath 
manifest element, but to the "Extension-Name" and "Extension-List" elements
in the manifest.

>> This is almost feature complete in the main branch. If you consider
>> ComponentHelper, it's almost done.
> So please enlighten us on ComponentHelper.

It defines a hook that allows you to plug your own component factory.
You get a namespace and element name as parameter, and you can return 
any ProjectComponent. 

It is used like the PropertyHelper ( i.e. a chain, any task can add hooks ).

Nothing fancy. 

>> If that means adopting the XML from the proposal - I'm strongly -0.
>> ( and close to -1 :-)
> If this was the only obstacle, well, that shouldn't be too hard to
> solve.

I'm -1 on adopting antlib bundled with the roles.

I have no problem with using XML syntax and not properties- if it's a subset
of ant, or something close enough. I'm -1 on combining antlib with 
roles and using the syntax in the proposal.


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