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From "Magesh Umasankar" <>
Subject Re: Jar issues
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2002 14:31:30 GMT
According to Sun's Jar file spec, it can be called
a Jar file ;-)  However, according to Sun's code
and 'Java in a Nutshell', the Manifest needs to be 
the first entry.

Conor, I do understand your point and will 
address it (hopefully before beta3 tomorrow).


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Conor MacNeill" <>
To: "Ant Developers List" <>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 3:02 AM
Subject: Jar issues

> I have fixed the bugs regarding the regeneration of jars with inline 
> manifests. I have made the default to merge manifests. This will result 
> in the return of the Created-By header in jar manifests.
> In a somewhat related topic, I'm still concerned by this behaviour
> "Note: if this attribute's value is not "skip", the created jar will not 
> be readable by using java.util.jar.JarInputStream"
> I just don't think you could call such a result a jar. This is 
> especially the case since the end consumer of the jar may not be using 
> Ant and may not be aware of this caveat.
> Thoughts?
> Conor

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