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From Bruce Atherton <>
Subject Re: How about moving all SCM and EJB tasks into Antlibs?
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2008 19:05:42 GMT
I like the concept simply because it seems like the best way to get old, 
mostly unused ant tasks out of the standard release. I'm not so 
concerned about moving the tasks that are commonly used out of optional 
to their own antlibs (though I have no objection to it) because I can't 
see there being a separate release cycle for these tasks. They just 
don't seem complex enough to justify the overhead. So all that moving 
the commonly-used tasks will accomplish is to slightly lessen the 
download size of the standard ant for a few people while increasing the 
number of different file downloads required for others.

The trouble with moving the lesser-used tasks, though, is the issue that 
Kevin pointed out. Once something becomes so unused that it justifies 
this treatment, it is unlikely to be supported by enough committers to 
make the transition possible.

I don't have a good answer for this chicken and egg problem.

Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> OK, I consider the answer to be "no, let's keep them in Ant main."
> Stefan
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