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From cost...@covalent.net
Subject Re: Splitting up optional.jar
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2002 14:56:46 GMT
On 18 Jul 2002, Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> Done that about twenty months ago (JUnit's own build file still spawns
> <java> to run the TextUI test runner, you know).
> 
> And then there is this backwards compatibility issue ...
> 
> Assume we move <junit> to JUnit and release Ant 1.6 without it.
> People who upgrade to 1.6 will suddenly be without this task, they'd
> be forced to upgrade their JUnit as well (to get a version with that
> task) - which also means that there has to be a new release of JUnit
> with that task before we could release Ant 1.6.

Or the reverse may come true - JUnit takes the task, they have a release
and ant1.5 users will be able to do <junit> without any classloader
problem !

All they need to do is create a loader that includes junit.jar and do
a taskdef. 

Costin


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