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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: FW: [maven2] Anything Groovy in Maven2?
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 07:37:44 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On Tue, 4 May 2004, Vincent Massol <> wrote:
>>There's some discussion raging in Maven land for Maven2 as whether
>>we could/should reuse Ant tasks in embedded mode from within Maven
>>plugins written in java.
> Well, whether you should is beyond our opinion 8-)
> "could", I'd say yes.  If you realize that you can't that probably
> means that Ant tasks aren't as embeddable/reusable as we'd like them
> to be.  And then we should probably fix that.
> Tomcat's Jasper embeds Ant's javac task without using Ant's runtime
> environment IIRC, so at least for this task, embedding seems to work.
> I must admit that I don't know how many hoops the Jasper folks had to
> jump through, though.

commons launcher, which is 'based on tomcat', uses ant as a bootloader 
for applications; it may be the case that tomcat does use the ant 
runtime after all. But I havent looked at the source to see.

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