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From "Stephane Bailliez" <sbaill...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ant version check for optional.jar
Date Mon, 24 Jun 2002 17:45:44 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Loughran" <steve_l@iseran.com>


> I always wondered whether we could do an audit not just of optional.jar
but
> dependent libraries; think of the many 'I have optional.jar but junit
doesnt
> work' reports we get.
>
> <tasks>
>  <task name="junit" implementation="org.apache...junit.JunitTask">
>   <needs class="junit.TestCase" jar="junit.jar" url="junit.org"/>
>   <wants class="org.w3c.dom.something"/>

what's the difference between 'needs' and 'wants' ? (don't reply 'syntax' or
I kill you :)

> I'm not proposing a full fancy manifest that we all have to agree on; this
> would just be for ant's internal diagnostics: we would not support this
for
> add on tasks.

Good idea.




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