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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Why 2 key files ?
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:10:11 GMT
On 2009-04-08, <> wrote:

>> We have 2 KEYS files :
>> -
>> -

>> Why ?

> The first is the one Ant itself.

Not quite.  It is the one included in Ant distributions.

> The 2nd is included via svn:externals into all antlibs, so they contains
> a
> {MYANTLIB}/common/KEYS file. (Not in the root directory ...)

and it is the one published as
(provided you remembered to do an "svn up" in the correct place after
you've modified it in svn) so it is the official KEYS file for all
releases made by the Ant project.

> Sadly we cant include one file - only directories.

[via svn:externals, that is] That's exactly the reason why Ant still
has KEYS file of its own.

> According to
> this should be possible with subversion 1.6 ...

But would require all of us to use Subversion clients that supported
it (externals are mostly a client side feature) - which is unlikely to
happen too soon.

IIUC the server is already running subversion 1.6.


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