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From Glen Stampoultzis <gst...@iprimus.com.au>
Subject Re: [HEADS UP] Gump now builds Centipede projects
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2003 06:51:47 GMT
Rather good stuff...  Well done Ken.

I assume after we're fully switched over people will need to use an 
external install of Centipede to build?

Also, I'm happy to help with the documentation conversion.

-- Glen


At 09:07 AM 2/01/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>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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