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From Josh Lucas <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] jar distribution system (was: Re: Jars in CVS ??)
Date Sat, 25 Nov 2000 06:27:58 GMT
Diane Holt wrote:
> --- Jon Stevens <> wrote:
> > Then, we could write a simple Ant Task that would grab the file and then
> > download the appropriate .jar files as needed.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "as needed". What if I don't need any of the
> support jars, because I already have them? I don't want to have to spend
> download-time/disk-space getting something I've already got. I'd prefer
> having links to the required jars included as part of the installation
> instructions -- then I can see what's required, and what, if anything, I
> need to pick up.

Though I won't speak for Jon, I would assume that 'as needed' would mean
that there would be a check of either the filesystem or your classpath
for the jar and if it wasn't there, it would automatically download it
for you.


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