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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: google summer code: ant-xdocs and another idea about ANT
Date Fri, 10 Jun 2005 11:51:07 GMT
xiaofeng xia wrote:
> Hi, 
> I am a first year Ph.D student majoring in Computational Math at Emory
> University.
> I want to participate the Summer of Google Code. I am especially
> interested in the project "ant-xdocs" on
> .
> Can you let me know who is going to mentor this project?
> Should I submit the proposal via Google Code or send the proposal for
> review firstly? Who should I contact?
> I also have an idea to develop an ANT task "diff" if it can be
> considered as a google project.
> You see, when people use ANT to do functional tests, "diff" is a
> necessary tool to generate test results.
> The function of this "diff" will be as the same as the "diff" command on Unix.
> Since no "diff" command on Windows, it could be useful to develop a
> similar but pure Java "diff" as an ANT task.
> BTW, I was a software engineer in Oracle R&D center of China. I
> developed some ANT tasks to meet our special needs. The "diff" idea
> came from my work experiences.
> Could any of you reply this email? I would appreciated that.


I think proposals go through google, though we need to find out more on 

Regarding a diff task, there is a good java diff gui app built into jedit,
this could be the core of a simple text diff tool, though its license 
may be incompatible with Ant's own.


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