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From Stephane Bailliez <>
Subject RE: Ant 2 et al.
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2002 09:17:54 GMT
> -----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 
> optional.jar 
> 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.


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