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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [patch] - adding support for new features in commons-net 1.4.0 and performance improvement
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 10:05:51 GMT
On Wed, 11 May 2005, Jose Alberto Fernandez
<> wrote:

> I do not think we can continue maintaining tasks for every project
> in the world just because they do not want to depend on ANT.

Calm down.  We are talking about an existing Ant task that gets used a
lot.  And so far nobody has asked the commons-net people whether
they'd want to maintain it.

If you ask me, Ant is the owner of the <ftp> task and commons-net
"only" a support library.  The javacc, antlr or weblogic tasks (for
example) are completely different beasts IMHO.

Maybe Sun should ship the Javac compiler adapter?  Just kidding.

> Maybe people would be less scare about it if we provide a task that
> is able to produce a ready to go plugin JAR containing all the
> pieces necessary for your antlib to work using an "antlib:<package>"
> URL. Do we have such a thing already, if nor it should be quite easy
> to do.

I'm not sure what you mean.  A task that creates antlib.xml and puts
it into the proper place inside the jar?  I'm having a hard time to
come up with a syntax for the task (you still have to tell it which
taskname maps to which task) that doesn't look like antlib.xml.


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