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From Diane Holt <>
Subject Re: Ant version check for optional.jar
Date Mon, 24 Jun 2002 16:47:08 GMT
--- Stephane Bailliez <> wrote:
> I think we'd better add the version number in
> o/a/t/a/optional/version.txt, look for it at startup, and break if this
> is not the good version.

The jar file itself used to be named with the version, but now that it's
not, I think adding a version file to it is a good idea.

> optional.jar existence could be indicated when running ant -version.

Sounds good to me.

> note: I'm even wondering what it would be if it was printing the ant
> version at the very first line for each run.
> Apache Ant version 1.5 (optional: true)
> Buildfile: build.xml

Sorry, but I don't like this -- I think it would confuse people as to what
it even meant.



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