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From Ken Wood <>
Subject Re: a question about the jar task and the javac task...
Date Mon, 15 May 2000 13:22:34 GMT
Thanks so much!

Yes, a CopyFiles task would make sense,
it would separate two functionalities currently mashed

As for the compressed/uncompressed, well, yes, I would
like such a patch, although if it's going to be
in the product pretty soon, I could wait. I'm going through
some tests and evaluation, and want to move our
organization away from a nightmare of Imakefiles 
all the processing necessary to create makefiles 
from Imakefiles and then all the overhead of building
with them... But, we still have several products that
are JDK 1.1.7 and JDK 1.1.8 based, so we need that
uncompressed jar capability if we are going to be
adopt 'Ant'.

Is there a particular list I should subscribe to for
announcements about releases and features, or does
that happen here?

Thanks again!


Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >>>>> "KW" == Ken Wood <> writes:
>  KW> 1. The jar task doesn't have the '0' option that 'jar' has, i.e.
> You are right. Both zip and jar will create compressed files.
> I propose to add a boolean "compress" attribute to the zip task (jar
> would inherit it from zip) that defaults to true and set the
> OutputStream to ZipOutputStream.DEFLATED or ZipOutputStream.STORED
> according to this option.
> This is quite straight forward and I could supply a patch for it.
>  KW> 2. While it's not an issue, I wonder if there is a simple way to
>  KW> suppress the "copying of support files" that the javac task does.

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