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From Jan Dvořák <>
Subject Re: suggestion refactor SCM
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2005 08:19:00 GMT

it definitely is a good idea, and it's worth doing. SCM has become 
commonplace, just like databases. I think few people would object to 
lowering the barrier of moving to another SCM system and/or being more 
isolated from third-party SCM system changes.

Jan Dvorak

Kev Jackson wrote (shortened):

> I was wondering if it would make sense to refactor the SCM tasks into 
> an interface (scm) and have a set of antlibs that implement that 
> interface in a vendor specific manner.  Such that
> <scm command="commit">
> is handled appropriately by each SCM system in it's own way, whilst at 
> the same time exposing a common API to simplify this (very common) set 
> of tasks.  I'm thinking it'd be similar to how the <javac> task 
> simplifies compiling regardless of which compiler you want to use.

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