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From Daniel Spiewak <>
Subject Re: Buildr's example build scripts
Date Mon, 05 Oct 2009 03:51:32 GMT
I'm not really sure that's the best example.  Buildr's build requirements
are quite unique, and while the buildfile linked is very concise, it's also
not very informative.  I think that we should instead go with a contrived
example showing a main project in Java with WAR packaging, along with
subprojects in Scala and Groovy (and maybe one in Java, just for
completeness).  It should also have a small custom task.

One slight problem with this is Buildr infers so much from the directory
structure that you really don't get the whole picture with just a
buildfile.  Maybe there's some sneaky graphical way to superimpose the
buildfile contents over the directory structure...


On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 7:01 PM, Paul Hammant <> wrote:

>  I'm thinking such a script should be on the home page, and also on the
>>> getting started page.
>> +1
>> Even better if it's the buildfile of an actual open source project, so you
>> can experience it.
> Better yet, if it is a dogfood script ..
>  ??
> I prefer curly brackets though to do/end for pseudo-declarative scripts
> such as this.
> I'm involved with the Swiby project at Codehaus and for the views at least
> { } is right -
> That's for Views, for Models and Controllers we go back to do/end as that
> is classic Ruby scripts.
> As it happens the Swiby front page does not have the example script that
> I'm preaching to you guys as essential.  I'll fix that shortly.
> -Paul Hammant
> [ Apache Member
> ]

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