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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: JarX: a task to generate JAR's using class dependencies
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2001 10:28:00 GMT
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 18:06, Phillips, Matthew wrote:
> Hello all,
> my group has been using Ant to manage our projects for some time and we now
> depend on it, so a big thankyou to all the Ant developers.
> In the spirit of giving something back, I'd like to offer to the Ant
> project a task I've developed called JarX, which generates JAR's by tracing
> class dependencies.  It essentially takes a main class (or, more generally,
> a set of included classes) and follows the class dependency graph to create
> a compact JAR containing only the required classes.  This is most useful
> when creating a self-contained executable JAR that uses bits and pieces
> from a number of 3rd party libraries.
> If this is deemed to be a useful addition, please let me know how I should
> go about submitting it.

It would definetly be useful. The best way to contribute is to just send it 
along with a doc page describing the task. If you need to modify any other 
tasks you need to follow the directions on the following page under patches.



| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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