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Bug 60078 - Free-form project without existing ANT script
Summary: Free-form project without existing ANT script
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Freeform (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
: 61571 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-15 16:05 UTC by muzzz
Modified: 2010-01-11 04:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description muzzz 2005-06-15 16:05:18 UTC
Provide an option to create a free-form project without an existing ANT script.
The IDE should provide an empty or skeleton build.xml in this case.

This would be useful when knowing that a standard project's build customization
will not be sufficient for the functionality required.

Example use case: product is developed in a mixed end-of-line environment and
tools are used that do not handle this correctly. Manual correction is necessary
and results in every .java file being labeled 'modified' for compilation
purposes. Subsequent attempts to run the project will force unnecessary
recompilation. The standard projects do not allow for the compile step to be
removed from the run task.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2006-01-20 18:45:08 UTC
There is a Freeform Samples module on dev alpha Auto Update which does exactly
this. Not clear to me yet what its future is; needs user feedback.
Comment 2 Jan Lahoda 2006-01-23 13:43:17 UTC
*** Issue 61571 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 Milan Kubec 2008-10-17 08:36:41 UTC
We should decide whether to put Freeform samples into distribution.
Comment 4 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2010-01-11 04:28:43 UTC
Changing the default component owner to tzezula.