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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject RE: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/optional/perforce P4sync.java
Date Wed, 29 Nov 2000 00:15:52 GMT
At 01:54  28/11/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Ok, can someone explain what does it mean to be optional?
>I though that being optional meant that you needed to
>do a <taskdef> in your project to use such task.
>
>If we are putting the tast in the default list, why is it optional?
>
>We need to get to 2.0 soon to stop the madness ;-)

Optional means that it needs another jar to build, or use - relies on
external command line tools.

Cheers,

Pete

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