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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/lib - New directory
Date Wed, 29 Nov 2000 18:14:03 GMT
At 06:36  29/11/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm really sorry if this is stupid and naive, but as a compromise to
>checking the jar files, can't we just add a bunch of <get> tasks in
>the build file to go and get all the jars that are needed, and add the
>files to the .cvsignore so they don't get accidentally checked in (or
>get annoying)? It makes getting started with ant easier, but doesn't
>fill up CVS with jars. You do loose some control over versioning,
>unless the <get> actually gets them from a Jakarta server rather than
>from the "vendor's" server.

thats basically what I think Jon and Connor were talking about with JPAN.

>I'm sure there are a bunch of technical pros and cons, but
>philosophically, would that not satisfy both sides of the argument?

Yep - if it was setup well. But it would take a *lot* of work to make it
worthwhile so ... ;)



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