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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Ant Security
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 09:51:07 GMT
On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 19:47, Stephane Bailliez wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stefan Bodewig []
> >
> > On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, <> wrote:
> >
> > I don't think it is an overreaction on your side but something that
> > should be taken into account.
> >
> > But then again, I don't think that antlib should download anything and
> > would leave that to things like JJAR - and of course JJAR should
> > consider that.
> Yes. My point too. No need to reinvent the wheel and the auto
> download/update stuff might be convenient but this is barely what should be
> done in real world..usually we stick to a version for some time and upgrade
> when necessary step by step.
> So this might be a nice addition in some cases but this IMHO this should be
> done via a ant/jjar extension.

Or cjan or maven or rpm or deb or vanilla urls ...

Theres too many different versions of this sort of functionality for ant to 
even begin to try to get all of them and it would suck to choose a technology 
that died.

Java does not even have any decent notion of libraries let alone a decent 
dependency or system.


Peter Donald
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme 
excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the 
enemy's resistance without fighting. - Sun Tzu, 300 B.C.

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