Wow, that's a definition of "hard" I'm unfamiliar with.
Hmm maybe I should have gone with confusing . Plus I'm lazy. I don't want to wait for artifacts to build the javadoc AND then make build/dist/tools/stress/bin/stress executable so I can run it. C'mon, two whole extra steps!!??
Really though fixing that ^ was the spirit of this ticket. Moving stress was just a suggestion from irc. I would be fine if 'ant stress-build' put the built files in a place where tools/stress/bin/stress can find them.
Having said that I do think moving things like you mentioned into tools makes them less 'discoverable'. And moving stress would make it more 'discoverable'.