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From "Jon Skeet" <jon.sk...@peramon.com>
Subject RE: JAR task always creates a META-INF/manifest.mf is this necessary?
Date Sat, 29 Sep 2001 18:25:53 GMT
> Hello, If I am not mistaken the current JAR task always creates a 
> META-INF/MANIFEST.MF
> is there a specific reason for this? The specification says the 
> META-INF/* is optional

Is there any difference between a jar file which doesn't have a manifest
and a plain zip file? If not, I would suggest that people wanting to
create a jar file which doesn't have a manifest should just use the zip
task with a jar filename.

Jon

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