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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: Using old ant.jar in build.bat?
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2000 23:06:13 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rubys@us.ibm.com [mailto:rubys@us.ibm.com]

> Conor MacNeill wrote:
> >
> > In general, therefore, I would not make use of the new code in
> > build.bat which adds all the jars to the classpath, since I don't
> > expect any jars to be there except ant.jar. I think it would be
> > interesting to add this behaviour to the ant/ant.bat driver
> > scripts, though.
>
> I added that logic at the same time I added jaxp.jar and parser.jar to the
> distribution.
>
> Arguably, I should have added this to ant.bat/sh instead.
>
> Is the consensus that:
>
>    Bootstrap is for a complete clean rebuild from source
>
>    Build.bat/sh is tailored for building Ant
>
>    Ant.bat/sh is general purpose for building any project
>
> If so, it is my preference that we should clean up so that the bootstrap
> script calls the build script which calls the ant script.  Single point of
> maintenance and reduced confusion.
>
> The build script certainly could set ant_home to ".".

+1

Sounds good.

Conor



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