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From "Margs E." <>
Subject Creating Ant script to check Cyclic Dependency
Date Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:40:35 GMT
Hi Everyone, 
I am new to this forum, and in advanced ant development as well.So I'm
pretty I am in dire need of tutotial.First of all, I was asked to creat an
ant script that would need to check all the plug-ins, features and even the
categories to ensure cyclic dependency is being closely monitored.I come up
to an idea to have the  manifest files of the plug-ins be checked, from one
to another and so on. Like, this particular plug-in's manifest hold its
dependent bundle names which the script would check these dependent bundles
each for the name of that particular plug-in:
h4>PLUGIN A--> MANIFEST -->Required-bundle A ---> --> 
         Required-bundle B --->
  Required-bundle C--->
and if plug-in A's name is found on any of the manifest checked, this will
post a cyclic dependency failure. if not, this will just successfully
terminate.However there are much complex scenarios of cyclic dependency
--A depends on B, B on C, and C on A or--Dependent of A Dependes on
dependent of B, while B depends on A.
And I am out of idea since we have so many plug-ins to check, and different
feature groupings.I just need some advise. Thanks in advance!

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