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Plans: Helpers and Builders

Topics: Sandcastle Builders, Sandcastle Common, Sandcastle Helpers
Dec 4, 2008 at 12:55 AM
Edited Dec 9, 2008 at 1:03 AM
Hello All,
We have decided to merge the Helpers and Builders libraries. In fact the Helpers will become the Builders, and the missing parts added.
  1. Basically, both the Helpers and Builders will be performing the same functions.
  2. The Helpers library is grown beyond the initial targets, and the limitations placed on it are being removed with time.
  3. The lite builder tag around the Helpers library is no more; the Helpers is now a complete and extensible builder library.
  4. Maintaining the two builder libraries is not a good choice for an open-source project, which is not being sponsored by any company.
  5. Combining the efforts will save time to work on the other projects.

Now, this is what we planned to do:

  1. A preview of the current source will be released this weekend for anyone to test and play with.
  2. We will continue the work on the Helpers while planning its "transition" into the Builders.
  3. We will split the Helpers into the current Common and the Builders library.
  4. The Common will make it easier to extend the library or create plug-ins.
  5. The Tasks of the current Builder will be reworked as the MSBuild and NAnt tastks.
  6. By the next weekend the source directory will be reorganized, and all source codes checked-in.

Best regards,

Dec 4, 2008 at 12:56 AM
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