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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject [Fwd: Re: antlib / ruper task]
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2003 14:01:11 GMT
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: antlib / ruper task
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 15:35:30 +0200
From: Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Organization: Apache Software Foundation
References: <005101c308d3$61fb0bb0$c01ce641@wdn086>

Adam Jack wrote, On 22/04/2003 15.30:
>>I am searching for documentation about ruper. I found this
>>I see that the ruper task depends on common-vfs. If we use Ruper for
> antlib,
>>which can be very good, then we are making ant core dependent upon
> I have been working with Ruper recently (doing some reworks on it) and the
> commons-vfs dependency is not my favourite thing. Ruper uses VFS (IMHO)
> because of the many "file system/transports" (from WebDAV to others) --- but
> then proceed to use HTTP 99.9999% of the time.  Seems a bit like a
> sledgehammer for a walnut...
> I am game to attempt to make Ruper switchable, i.e. it'll work over commons
> VFS if provided, or simply the HTTP stack inside a JDK.

Excellent. +1

> BTW: One can get a view at dependencies from this :
> but most of the dependencies are for optional extras (i.e. CLI for command
> line tools.) The main dependencies are Krysalis-Version (no dependencies of
> it's own) and Jakarta-RegExp (something I might remove) and Commons-Logging
> (optional.)

Ok, if you can do this:

1 - move CLI to a separate "project"
2 - remove if you can Jakarta-RegExp
3 - definately remove Commons Logging

Sorry I can't be more of help ATM, I'm really deep into work over here
at... work ;-)  and at night I hack on python Gump :-D

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
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