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From "Antoine Levy-Lambert" <>
Subject Re: Backward incompatible change in <war> task?
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2003 22:16:50 GMT
I am aware of the problem, sorry :( I did changes in the zipfileset datatype
which are causing your trouble.
I will fix that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gianugo Rabellino" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 12:11 AM
Subject: Backward incompatible change in <war> task?

> Hi there,
> probably some of you are already aware of this problem since I posted
> about it on the Gump ML. I've never been a power ant user, and I never
> participated in the ant development process so please forgive me if this
> discussion has been already done in the past (apart from
> I was
> unable to find a particular reference to that).
> In short, our beloved friend Gump found while building Xindice what I'd
> label as a backward incompatible change in the <war> task. In
> Xindice-land we are using the war task together with a <lib> subtask
> that points (refid) to a fileset:
>        <war
> destfile="${dist.dir}/${project.filename}-${project.version}.war"
>             update="false"
>             webxml="config/web.xml">
>           <classes dir="${}"/>
>           <webinf dir="config">
>              <include name="system.xml"/>
>           </webinf>
>           <lib refid="core.jars" />
> where core.jars is defined as a plain fileset in the <project> section.
> Needless to say, this label is used elsewhere in the file so having it
> as a refid makes it more mantainable for us: I don't consider a real
> option to expand it inside the war target.
> Unfortunately the Ant CVS version seems to accept only zipfilesets as
> the argument to the lib element:
> /home/rubys/jakarta/xml-xindice/build.xml:336: core.jars doesn't denote
> a zipfileset
> This is not easy to fix, since in turn the stable (released) version of
> Ant (up to 1.5.3) doesn't allow for <zipfileset> in the project section.
>    So we're bitten by a chicken and egg problem, since we should either
> ship the CVS version of Ant or just forget about it and let our Gump
> builds fail. I don't like either option, so I'm wondering if there is a
> solution I'm missing (again, I'm not an Ant guru at all), a reason for
> this particular backward incompatible change, or a chance to see it
> corrected in Ant CVS: my take is that not only Xindice will be bitten by
> this.
> TIA,
> --
> Gianugo Rabellino
> Pro-netics s.r.l.
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