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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [HEADS UP] Gump now builds Centipede projects
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2003 14:07:03 GMT
YESSS!!!  Good work Ken!!!

Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> Last Gump build has made a positive build of Jakarta POI using the 
> latest Centipede.
> http://nagoya.apache.org/~rubys/gump/jakarta-poi.html
> Since we use an enhanced Gump descriptor for building with Centipede, 
> it's easier now for Centipede projects to run under Gump. At Krysalis 
> we are working on a cent that will help make a local installation of 
> Gump too, with a customized profile. I'd like to thanks Nick Chalko 
> especially for this, he has been driving Centipede in the right 
> direction, thanks Nick!
> Some maybe are asking why all the CCs in this mail. Maybe these 
> projects don't know, but they are all related in a way.
> Ant is what Centipede uses to build projects. Actually our buildfile 
> is a standard Ant buildfile, we just added extra tasks and imported 
> buildfiles, and renamed it to make it possible for the two to coexist 
> during migrations.
> In the last days we've been working closely with Costin for the move 
> of embed to the core of Ant. I take this opportunity to thank Costin 
> for his great work on the embed proposal, really thanks.
> This shows that projects can actually work together in cross-pollinatin.
> For example, the XmlProperty task came from Centipede, as well as the 
> Import one, and other patches. Centipede helped shape the embed 
> proposal, and the embed proposal helped shape Centipede.
> Krysalis Centipede  =  Ant + autodownloadable build plugins + needed 
> jars autodownload
> POI has been in the latest days the guinea pig of our Gump run tests. 
> I've added a parallel centipede buildfile to the POI CVS, and now it's 
> that that Gump builds.
> Thanks to all the POI developers for bearing us in these tests, and 
> especially Andy for pushing me into doing this in the first place.
> Now I'll port the Forrest docs to the new format, and delete all the 
> old build dirs in CVS.
> Finally, thanks to Gump for gumping, without it we would have taken 
> probably weeks to get the embed proposal working in Ant core, instead 
> of just days. Which means thanks to Sam, the driving force behind Gump.
> Work is not finished, we will make the Gump-Centipede integration 
> better and better, and include cents (our plugins) to the Gump runs.
> Thank you all.

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