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From "Magesh Umasankar" <>
Subject Re: ftp task in ANT
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2002 23:18:59 GMT
From: "Steve Loughran" <>

> I am starting to think the Could not create task or type of type: error
> message needs to be tuned to satisfy end user needs better, or
> to stop people mailing groups/filing bugreps. Something like


> 1. do NOT panic, mail all the mailing lists and generally escalate the
> problem out of proportion.

If folks read the comma as a semi-colon, we
would have lots of fun ;-)  Can you come up
with something which drives home the point
more explicitly like

1.  Do not panic.  Do not mail all the mailing

Apart from a few typos here and there, it looks

> 2. If this is a core Ant task, then maybe a dependent library is needed.
> Look at the manual page of the task to see what it recommends.
> 3, if this is an optional Ant task, you need the optional tasks jar file,
> and perhaps some extra libraries. Again, look at the manual page
> 4. If this is a third party task, you must import it using a <taskdef>
> statement, have the task JAR and any dependent JAR files either in the ant
> library directory or in the classpath specified in the <taskdef>
> 5. If you compiled ant yourself, you didnt have all the needed libraries
> place for the tasks you are now trying to use
> 6. If this is a nightly build, be advised that condition (5) applies to
> version you just downloaded.
> ---------
> Comments?


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