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From Jose Alberto Fernandez <JFernan...@viquity.com>
Subject RE: New inner element for <java>
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2000 06:49:43 GMT
> From: Barrie Treloar [mailto:Barrie.Treloar@camtech.com.au]
> 
> On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Jose  Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >  
> > I find myself in need of yet another feature for the <java> 
> task. I would
> > appreciate any input you can provide on the utility or best 
> way to do it.
> >  
> > I would like to add a <property name="..." value="..."> element that
> > depending on whether the VM is forked or not will generate 
> "-Dname=value"
> > arguments or it will manipulate the System.properties.
> >  
> > the syntax of the element will be:
> >  
> > <property name="a" value="x" /> or <property name="b" 
> file="a file name" />
> >  
> > one of the important reasons for this is my need to 
> indicate file names on
> > this parameters.
> >  
> > Do you think the name is problematic? How about<propertyArg>?
> 
> Aren't these vm arguments.  Can you use <vmargs> to include them, the
> documentation indicates its only used if the java task forks.
> 

Yes and no. -D options are vm arguments, but they would be ignored if the VM
is not forked. I want to be able to use them even when no forking occurs.

Jose Alberto

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