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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: antlib / ruper task
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:20:29 GMT
Adam Jack wrote:
>>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.

of course, the http stack built in to java sucks, so we need to serve 
stuff in the subset of valid http that it supports.

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