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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Jar issues
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2002 07:13:52 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Conor MacNeill" <>
To: "Ant Developers List" <>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 00:02
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.

Having just been looking at Zip, I can guess that this attr is merely an
artifact of the parent.

I would go for having <jar> bail out on an invalid config. If people want
it, there is always <zip>

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