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From Kev Jackson <>
Subject Re: commons dev list CVS component
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2005 09:26:48 GMT

>I would love to remove some of the fat from the current ANT and
>move more things to individual antlibs that people can load on demand.
>However, the main issue we need to face is how to maintain easy backward
>compatibility at least at the XML level.
>We need to define a proper strategy or antlib definition pattern
>that allows an installation of ANT to dump a bunch of antlibs
>somewhere and the corresponding tasks can be used just as if they where
>defined in CORE (without any need to declare or use additional
>If we solved this issue satisfactorily, we could reorganize the entire
>of CORE and optional tasks allowing for separate releases for optional
>And hence allowing for a much more stable CORE and uptodate libraries.
>Jose Alberto
+1 exactly

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