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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: JLink vs. Jar
Date Wed, 10 Jan 2001 13:06:53 GMT
At 05:07  8/1/01 -0600, David Dabbs wrote:
>Since we're talking about FileSet sourcing, I've written an addition to
>that allows it to read include file patterns from a java.util.Manifest
file. I 
>am building my project based upon an explicit list of source files in
>file format. 

I would like to see that ;) Send it along.

>In addition, I have a working MD5-based dependency digest scheme 
>similar to that employed by CONS if this is of interest.  It calculates the 
>digest of the file and factors in environmental information such as Java 
>version, classpath and other options that affect the need to recompile. I am 
>using it to build Ant itself and it seems to work pretty well so far.

Not sure about this. It only really becomes relevent in largish projects
and is usually better to do a complete rescan in most instances. Thou it
would be better to have the option of it - how do you do it ?



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