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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: SUMMARY: loading tasks from jars for Ant 1.5 summary feedback
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2001 07:51:22 GMT
On Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:18, Steve Loughran wrote:
> "3. Other things that should go in the descriptor
>     -minimum ant version supported

Minimum ant version supported may be implied by descriptor version. However I 
think the dependencies are far more complex than just checking for a minimum 
- not sure.

>     -home page of tasklib
>     -comment text

Not important in my mind. When/if we get a task doc standard together they 
will go with that part.

>     -tasklib URI
>     -tasklib version

I consider these two to be a sideeffect of using Extensions mechanism and 
thus available from the manifest. They should not need to be placed in 

> The thing is, even if these things dont get paid attention to, once you
> define an xml manifest you are often stuck with it for ages and ages. 

Not really ... XML is by definition eXtensible ;)



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