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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject RE: suggestion refactor SCM
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2005 15:56:49 GMT
> From: Steve Loughran []
> Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> > But here we seem to be talking about a new family of generic tasks,
> > If this works well, we could deprecate the old tasks and eventually
in a
> > couple of versions remove them.
> >
> > Jose Alberto
> generic is good, provided
>   -we can have a conceptual model that is consistent across all SCM
> systems.
>   -we can deal with extensibility through antlibs. I suppose  you'd
> a new type,
>    SCMbackend that every backend would implement; declaring a new
> backend would
>    let you register it.
> Question: could you just get away with some mixin import lib that
> declared the appropriate macros for the appropriate platform?

Well, it seems that the maven people have such a thing to some extend
already. This new antlib tasks could use that support.

Hey, maybe maven-scm could host and provide the antlib for these tasks.
Or maybe they are willing to move it to our sandbox.
I still think, it will be a good idea if we continue to get involved to
help define the overall picture from the ANT perspective.

At the end of the day we would have to decide if we would like to
provide these libraries as part of our release, provide some 3rd party
goodies that you can download as part of ANT, or just tell people about
their existence somewhere.

Jose Alberto

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