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From "Adam Jack" <>
Subject RE: antlib / ruper task
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2003 13:30:45 GMT

> I am searching for documentation about ruper. I found this
> I see that the ruper task depends on common-vfs. If we use Ruper for
> which can be very good, then we are making ant core dependent upon
> common-vfs.

I have been working with Ruper recently (doing some reworks on it) and the
commons-vfs dependency is not my favourite thing. Ruper uses VFS (IMHO)
because of the many "file system/transports" (from WebDAV to others) --- but
then proceed to use HTTP 99.9999% of the time.  Seems a bit like a
sledgehammer for a walnut...

I am game to attempt to make Ruper switchable, i.e. it'll work over commons
VFS if provided, or simply the HTTP stack inside a JDK.

BTW: One can get a view at dependencies from this :

but most of the dependencies are for optional extras (i.e. CLI for command
line tools.) The main dependencies are Krysalis-Version (no dependencies of
it's own) and Jakarta-RegExp (something I might remove) and Commons-Logging



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