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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Build Failed
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2000 00:01:18 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> >>>>> "EM" == Erik Meade <> writes:
>  >> From: Stefan Bodewig
>  >>  Which JDK is this?
>  EM> C:\>java -version java version "1.3.0" Java(TM) 2 Runtime
>  EM> Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.0-C) Java HotSpot(TM)
>  EM> Client VM (build 1.3.0-C, mixed mode)
> Which probably means I'll need to download Sun's preview 1.3 for
> Linux, it doesn't cause any problems with IBM's (should IBM's
> ClassLoader implementation be different from Sun's?).

I just found an issue (for Tomcat 4.0) that affected *only* users of
Windows and JDK 1.3.0.  It may or may not apply to Ant, but here's the
scoop just in case.

Tomcat 4.0 was generating a URL for a classloader repository like this
under some circumstances:


which would be *silently* ignored because of the "\.\" characters, even
though this same URL worked just fine under JDK 1.2.2 on Windows.  The
Linux version of JDK 1.3 didn't have any problem with "/./" in the
analogous URL, so it's very much platform specific.

> Just wanted to add that I hate ClassLoaders.

That's a +1 for sure.

> Stefan

Craig McClanahan

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