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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Splitting up optional.jar
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2002 20:41:16 GMT

costinm@covalent.net wrote:
..
>>3. we need a manifest to handle versions and dependencies; it could be
>>the normal manifest, or it is our own XML descriptor.
> 
> 
> +1
> 
> With a very strong -1 on using (only ) a XML descriptor for things that 
> are well-defined for the normal manifest - it is important that generic
> tools are able to manipulate the jar.

I am a committer in Cocoon, Forrest, and have been using XML for quite 
some time.

This said, if I would have the right to vote, I'd vote -1 for the xml 
descriptor, which seems to fit in the typical everything-is-a-nail 
anti-pattern.

> So I think all dependency, version, etc should go to MANIFEST.
> The task=classname should go in a properties file ( and I think
> we should settle on a default location and name - like
>  META-INF/ant.properties ). Everything else should go to the 
> XML descriptor ( like docs, etc ).

+1

> It would be fine if all the information are put in the XML descriptor
> as long as the packaging process will generate MANIFEST and 
> ant.properties from the XML.

+1 again

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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