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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] jar distribution system (was: Re: Jars in CVS ??)
Date Sat, 25 Nov 2000 03:36:38 GMT
on 11/24/2000 7:21 PM, "Sam Ruby" <> wrote:

> Jon Stevens wrote:
>> <product name="Ant">
>> <depends product="Xerces"/>
>> </product>
> (1) I don't believe that Ant should depend on Xerces.  I believe Ant should
> depend on a JAXP compliant parser.  I have no problem with Ant suggesting
> one or more JAXP compliant parsers to choose from (and even having a
> default).

It was just an example. I wasn't giving a requirement for Ant.

> (2) When the dependent projects happens to not only be open source, but
> also buildable by Ant, one should be able to express the cvs repository and
> optional tag used to extract the source, and the build.xml file, and target
> to be built.


> James Duncan Davidson indicated that he was going to work on an AntEater
> architecture document, and I suggested that he factor these requirements in
> (I called the topmost tag "system", but I'm not hung up on names).

Neither am I.


twice of not very much is still a lot more than not very much

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