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From Gordon Sim <g...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [JAVA] build breakage with older ant/java
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:23:01 GMT
On 08/22/2011 11:16 AM, Keith Wall wrote:
> On 18 August 2011 16:14, Gordon Sim<gsim@redhat.com>  wrote:
>> On 08/18/2011 04:09 PM, Robbie Gemmell wrote:
>>> The rationale for the change was to add an extension point to the
>>> build system to enable client modules, such as transports and
>>> authentication/authorisation add-ons. The easiest way of doing this
>>> was the property used which has happened to involve requiring a 3 year
>>> old version of Ant.
>>> Should it be a policy to support things that are over 6 years old at
>>> this point? RHEL4? I've been seeing RHEL5 based builds getting broken
>>> with increasing regularity recently...
>> I'm not suggesting it should be policy. All I was asking was for
>> clarification and context on the change in question to help inform any
>> possible proposals on alternatives.
>> While we shouldn't have to contort ourselves to workaround the lack of well
>> established features, if there are simple alternatives that are less
>> exclusive that is surely a reasonable thing to consider.
> I commited a change under QPID-3365 to avoid the dependency on Ant 1.7.1.
> The build should now be working under Ant 1.6.x once again.


(I'll stress again that I am not by any means suggesting there should be 
a policy to support older versions. However I very much appreciate the 
gesture here).

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