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Re: [ecf-dev] ECF build v2 -- Build easier
- From: Dann Martens <dann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 11:40:17 +0200
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I would be very interested indeed to hear the answer to that question.
Some background: through the introduction of the SAT4j boolean
satisfiability solver, to deal with dependencies, the door has been set
ajar for a 'savant' approach to building. I can imagine that the build
plan can be formulated as a SAT problem, which can be applied to the
entire build environment, way beyond what it is used for, today.
Through inferencing, a build agent can deduct a plan from a request to
build something. That plan can include populating the workspace,
download dependent projects, finding those projects in the right
repositories, provision required plug-ins, to build, package, publish...
. Well, you get the idea.
From that perspective, Buckminster, and the set of disparate XML
dialects it uses to describe artifact meta-data , might already be obsolete.