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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Ant 2 et al.
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2002 09:14:18 GMT
Stephane Bailliez wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: []
> Jumping lately into the flame war initiated by expert pyroman Dion ;-)
>>In a longer form, the tasks that are currently packaged in 
>>and their external dependencies and reliance on the user 
>>setting things up 
>>correctly, i.e. jar files in the right place etc. The tasks 
>>should come 
>>with their own jars in place, or know how to download them if needed.
> like automatic subscription to IBM web site and download of VAJ, mmm ? :o)
> Seriously, this is MI3 because of various licensing issues, installation
> procedures, unarchiving, optional stuff and so on, moreover that would need
> a serious revisiting on versioning issues (tagging) even inside Jakarta.
> Though that would not mean it would not be nice to have this...should it be
> for Maven.
> An XML file available via http so that an automated program could check
> automatically for a new version of a specific project would be nice but is
> IMHO outside the scope of is very close but it's not its scope.


Centipede does it, and I assume Maven will soon for plugins, if it's not 
yet done.

If Ant can use the .ant.jars available, it would just be perfect, any 
tool could download as preferred :-)

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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