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From "Morrison, John" <>
Subject RE: Splitting up optional.jar
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2002 09:48:01 GMT
> From: Stefan Bodewig []
> I'd like to split optional.jar into several pieces:

Why do you need to keep the name 'optional'.  It doesn't describe
what it is.  Wouldn't ant-xxx be better?

> * optional-nodeps.jar - all stuff which doesn't require any external
> code or only depends on the JVM in use.  This one can savely live on
> the system classpath.  


> I'm a little stretched when it comes to the Swing dependency.  Should
> this be placed into a separate jar as one could install javax.swing
> for JDK 1.1 (and probably even Kaffe?).
> * optional-trax.jar - all stuff that requires TraX interfaces.


> * optional-weblogic.jar - this would combine all three weblogic
> conditional patternsets.


> * optional-antlr.jar

> * optional-bsf.jar


Even some of 'core' tasks (CVS springs to mind), could be
packaged thus...


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