on 6/5/00 10:37 AM, Mark S. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> However, if possible, I'd like to avoid encouraging Paul to do all this
> work, only to have me reject it even if he does a high quality job of doing
> what he said he would do. Of all the things on my plate right now, the
> build system is low enough priority that I would not try to design my own
> Ant-wrapping syntax. Without such a syntax, I doubt I would consider
> raw-XML-based-Ant an improvement. That's why I'm suggesting to Paul that he
> try designing such a syntax. With an adequate syntax designed up front and
> some examples expressed in it, I may be able to tell Paul that, if he
> succeeds at his plan and creates high enough quality code, that I would
> accept it back into the main line. Otherwise, he takes his chances.
> Paul, how does this sound to you?
No higher priority for me than redoing the build system in terms of Ant is to you--in other words, it probably won't happen. It looks like Ant already has to change to work properly on the Mac to begin with, so I'll likely make those changes and submit them back to the Ant team, hoping that I don't have to bifurcate both Ant AND E, just to be able to build E at home! I really don't have the time and energy to maintain parallel environments for Ant, E, and other tools I want to be able to use at home.
As I've already said, though, I totally understand "E source to E binary for MacOS" not being a priority for the project.